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Main carbo source varies across groups

Rice and rice-based dishes may have topped the list of contributors of carbohydrates for the three main ethnic groups in Singapore, but the type of dish still differs for each group, said senior research dietitian Verena Tan, who presented the results of the study yesterday.

The study, conducted on 306 diabetic patients across ethnic groups, shed light on the main sources of carbohydrates according to each ethnic group's diet.

It was funded by a grant from the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research.