Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it can cause your health to deteriorate and even reduce your life expectancy. As countries … Request PDF | Obesity prevention in Singapore: collaborative efforts among government, health professionals and the community | Obesity has reached global epidemic proportions over the past 10 … OBESITY PREVENTION IN SINGAPORE: COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS AMONG GOVERNMENT, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND THE COMMUNITY @inproceedings{Gupta2010OBESITYPI, title={OBESITY PREVENTION IN SINGAPORE: COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS AMONG GOVERNMENT, HEALTH … Obesity is most … COS speech by Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong – … The author fellow chose this project as being already engaged in national works on obesity prevention and control. Introduction Singapore … This is part of a worldwide phenomenon. The current efforts to prevent and control obesity in Singapore can be grouped into 5 areas: (1) Health promotion policies; (2) Promoting supportive environments through social programmes; (3) HPB … Keywords: Obesity, physical activity, prevention, diet, overweight, body mass index, Singapore. Soon G, Koh Y, Wong M, Lam P. Obesity prevention and control efforts in Singapore. 7 Reducing obesity in our population requires coordinated and continuous efforts … Among the ethnic groups in Singapore… National Bureau of Asian Research: Washington, 2008. Obesity is increasing in prevalence in Singapore. The fact that the rise in obesity in Singapore is lower than in other neighboring Asian countries attests to the partial success of the collaborative efforts. Evidence shows that obesity prevention policy and environmental change efforts should focus on facilitating a handful of key behaviors: This section of the website summarizes promising strategies for obesity prevention… Corpus ID: 55969097. obesity prevention in singapore collaborative efforts among government, health professionals and the community Obesity has reached global epidemic proportions over the past 10 years. It is a growing problem globally. Action is being taken in Singapore to prevent and control obesity. 1) with 9.4% of males and 7.9% of females considered obese. The prevalence of obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m 2) among Singapore adults is on an upward trend, increasing from 5.5% in 1992 to 8.6% in 2013 (Fig. This work was designed by the author, supervised and monitored by FAIMER and … All these efforts have led to encouraging results – 80.9% of Singaporeans had sufficient total physical activity in 2017, up from 73.1% in 2013.