06 Nov '17, 9pm

How to halve your cake and eat it too

There is no need to eliminate sugar, just cut your intake by half. That is the message that people in Australia have been receiving for the past year under a campaign called Sugar By Half. The same advice would help Singapore achieve better health too, said the sports doctor who is heading the Australian campaign. Professor Peter Brukner, from the sports and exercise medicine research centre at La Trobe University in Australia, said the consumption of added sugar is wreaking havoc on people's health but many do not realise how much sugar they are taking in. He cited, as an example, Masterfoods barbecue sauce, which has 125 teaspoons of sugar per 930ml bottle. "We are in the midst of a sugardemic, throughout the world," said Prof Brukner, who was in Singapore to speak at a seminar organised by Changi Sports Medicine Centre for healthcare professionals last Friday. As an adv...

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