21 Aug '11, 9pm

Another season of Lose to Win ...: Also, those with a body mass index of more than 37.5 will be referred to a cl...

SINGAPORE - Following the findings of an investigation into the death of a participant during the weight-loss reality television programme Lose to Win in January, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) has decided to go ahead with a third season of the show. It will follow a recommendation from the panel that those found to have certain medical conditions - a list of 22 were identified - should not be allowed to participate in the 12-week programme. Also, those with a body mass index of more than 37.5 will be referred to a clinical weight loss programme instead. "Medical clearance may not identify all attendant risks for coronary events that may be present in an individual, nor does it eliminate this risk altogether," the panel said in its report released on the Health Ministry's (MOH) website yesterday. Lose to Win was suspended in February after Ong Joo Aun, 54, collapsed on J...

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