This is part of a worldwide phenomenon. 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 is increasing in prevalence in Singapore. As countries … The author fellow chose this project as being already engaged in national works on obesity prevention and control. 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 … Keywords: Obesity, physical activity, prevention, diet, overweight, body mass index, Singapore. 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. Action is being taken in Singapore to prevent and control obesity. It is a growing problem globally. 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. 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 … 1) with 9.4% of males and 7.9% of females considered obese. COS speech by Minister of Health Gan Kim Yong – … Introduction Singapore … This work was designed by the author, supervised and monitored by FAIMER and … Obesity is most … Among the ethnic groups in Singapore… 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… 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 … 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. National Bureau of Asian Research: Washington, 2008. 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. 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.