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Singapore prepares for $15m study to demystify diabetes

By RJ Whitehead

Singapore researchers hope that a S$20m (US$14.7m) project will “change diabetes’ natural course” in a country whose diabetic population is expected to top 1m by 2050—more than double the current figure out of a population of 5.4m.

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Plant-derived bacteria shows anti-obesity effects: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Heat-killed Pediococcus pentosaceus LP28 derived from the longan fruit may help trim waist lines and reduce body fat, say results from a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.


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