Chew Suok Kai

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The global prevalence of obesity, characterised by a body mass index (BMI) >= 30 kg/m2, is high and is increasing. Obesity is associated with a higher risk of developing non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. In Singapore the prevalence of obesity differs among the three main ethnic groups (Chinese, Malays and Indians)(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertriglyceridemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Variation in the apolipoprotein A5 (APOA5) and glucokinase regulatory protein (GCKR) genes has been associated with fasting plasma triacylglycerol. OBJECTIVE We investigated the combined effects of the GCKR rs780094C-->T, APOA5 -1131T-->C, and APOA5 56C-->G single nucleotide(More)
The objective of our paper is to review the epidemiology of measles in Singapore and the impact of the measles vaccination program on the control of measles. Our review will form the basis for a critical appraisal of our future measles control program. We analyzed the trend of reported measles cases in relationship to measles vaccination coverage from 1981(More)
Varicella is a common childhood illness that can result in significant morbidity and mortality. As early as 1995, recommendations for routine varicella vaccination have been published, but have not been universally implemented, with cost of vaccination as a major reason. Though available from 1996, the vaccine has yet to be routinely implemented in(More)
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