14 Feb '11, 10am

Reality TV show "Lose to Win" suspended: SINGAPORE: Reality TV show "Lose to Win" - a 12-week weight management

SINGAPORE: Reality TV show "Lose to Win" - a 12-week weight management challenge by the Health Promotion Board - has been suspended. This follows the death on January 22 of a man who took part in the group exercises as a returning alumnus. 54-year-old Ong Joo Aun, collapsed after a walking session at Yishun Stadium. The cause of his death was recorded as "ischaemic heart disease". Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan told Parliament that an expert panel has been set up to review the entire programme and will share its findings once completed. Mr Khaw said he was saddened by the news of Mr Ong's death, but added the programme had safety measures in place at various stages. Mr Khaw said: "While there is some competitive element to raise interest among the participants and the TV audience, HPB's programme emphasises safe, gradual and sustainable weight loss. This is a different appr...

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