Pineapple Leaves Can Help You Get Slim

Fibrous capsules made from pineapple leaves could be effective in fat absorption, National University of Singapore researchers find.

To Eat Or Not To Eat? The Science Behind Ten Common Food Beliefs

Nutrition expert Professor Christiani Jeyakumar Henry spills the beans on which popular food beliefs are true and which ones should be taken with a grain of salt.

The Curious Case Of Asia’s COVID-19 Mortality Rates

Why is the COVID-19 death rate in Asia three times lower than that of Europe? Lim XiaoZhi examines some possible reasons.

Biobanks Reveal The Genes For Long Life

An analysis of over 700,000 individuals has revealed that high blood pressure and obesity are the strongest risk factors for accelerated aging.

The Form Factor Of Sugar Matters In Weight Gain

Researchers in China have found that the consumption of sugary liquids, but not solid sugar, contributes to increased body fat in mice.

Tackling Obesity By Targeting Brain Cells

By inhibiting a protein called TSPO in specific cells of the brain, researchers in South Korea have found a way to induce weight loss in mice.

China Faces The Challenge Of Chronic Disease

Chronic conditions have surpassed infectious diseases as the leading causes of premature death in China, a new study shows.

Obese Elderly Have Fewer Years Of Healthy Life, Study Shows

Analyzing data from a survey of Singaporean adults over the age of 60, researchers reported that obese seniors have a higher risk of experiencing physical limitations in old age.

A Self-Inflating Weight Loss Pill You Can Swallow

Singapore scientists have invented an ingestible self-inflating capsule to help tackle obesity.

For Aging Adults, Weight Change May Raise Mortality

Scientists involved in the Singapore Chinese Health Study have found that a weight change of ten percent or more increases the risk of death in middle-aged and elderly Singaporean Chinese.