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Author: Goh Peen Ern

Goh Peen Ern

Peen Ern joined BENEO Asia-Pacific as the Nutrition Communication Manager in 2015. Prior to BENEO, she was in the health supplement industry in applied scientific research. In this role, she identified and designed health supplements by translating the nutritional science and marketing insights into commercial applications. Peen Ern also practised as a clinical dietitian in the general and acute care hospital in Singapore. She provided medical nutritional therapy and dietetic counselling to patients, and conducted nutrition-related talks and workshops for healthcare professionals and the public.

She received her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food Science and Technology from the University of New South Wales, Australia and a Master in Human Nutrition from Deakin University, Australia. She also graduated with a Master of Dietetic Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Peen Ern enjoys the 3Cs in life – cats, chocolates and cartoons.

  • Find out what “skinny fat” body composition means

    Find out what “skinny fat” body composition means

    Appearing slender does not necessarily mean you are healthy, as excessive body fat on the inside while having low muscle mass is a risk factor for chronic diseases. This is known as “skinny fat” or TOFI. Asians tend to have more belly fat due to genetic differences and may develop diabetes at a lower BMI than Europeans. Consuming high glycemic carbohydrates spikes blood sugar and promotes fat storage, but using Palatinose™ can improve body composition and address belly fat.


  • Blood glucose and gut microbes.

    Blood glucose and gut microbes.

    Did you know that your gut microbes as well as your blood sugar level can beneficially influence your immune system in COVID-19 times? At the BENEO-Institute, we looked at this phenomenon a bit closer.