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“Unfortunately, obesity trends here are heightening that risk for Singaporeans. Among schoolchildren, obesity has risen from 10 per cent in 2000 to 12 per cent in 2014, and more adults aged 24 to 35 are becoming obese as their lifestyles change when they enter the workforce.”
“Alarmingly, a projection by the dean of the National University of Singapore’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health suggests that a third of this cohort might become diabetic by the time they are 65.”
I am currently belonging to this category of ages between 24 to 35. Knowing that by statistics, 1 in 3 of the folks I know around my age group will become diabetic is a very alarming news. Worst still, will I be the part of the third that becomes diabetic?
My dear friends, isn’t it very important that we safeguard our health by a healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases as such? Prevention is better than Cure, isn’t it?
“In many cases, the onset of diabetes and its complications “can be prevented by a healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco”, says WHO”
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