13 Oct '17, 11am

Do u think reducing the sugar in sweet drinks is effective in the combat against diabetes? #dontsugarcoat #behonest

Your favourite sweet drinks will never taste the same again. Seven major soft drinks manufacturers have agreed to reduce sugar content in all their drinks to 12 per cent and below by end 2020. This is in light of PM Lee's National Day Rally speech , where he announced that soft drink producers have agreed to reduce the sugar content in all their soft drinks sold in Singapore as part of efforts in combating diabetes. What's going on? The Ministry of Health (MOH) said these seven manufacturers make up 70 per cent of the total pre-packaged sugar-sweetened beverages market in Singapore. Their assistance in the sugar cut can potentially reduce sugar consumption by about 300,000kg per year. This measure is one of the first few regulations set in place since MOH "declared war" on diabetes in 2016, when they realised that the disease was a rising problem , costing the country more...

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