NACAMA urges NAFDAC to check sugary content in processed beverages, foods

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NACAMA urges NAFDAC to check sugary content in processed beverages, foods

“It is the responsibility of regulatory agencies to safe-guard the lives of these Nigerians that do not know the implication of what they are consuming daily.

“NAFDAC should stand-up and fight in defence of the younger generation; if we are indeed serious to tackle childhood diabetes.

“If this growing trend is not checked; it will likely be an epidemics in the next 10 years since most schools don’t even have play ground for children to burn-out these glucose during play or exercise time,’’ he said.

Katchy, however, urged mothers to insist on balance diet; adding that having too much carbohydrate in meal is not the best.

“You should eat more fruits, vegetables and take moderate quantity of food per meal.

“This would help the pancreas organ, which secretes the hormones insulin, glucagon and somatostatin that breaks down carbohydrate and sugar,’’ he said.

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