The National Complementary and Alternative Medical Association of Nigeria (NACAMA) has urged the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to check sugary and sweetened contents in processed beverages and foods.
The President of NACAMA, Prof. Peter Katchy, made the call today as part if activities to mark the world diabetes day, with the theme: eyes on diabetes.
Katchy observed that it is abnormal to see children between the ages of 16 and 25 come down with diabetes as opposed to earlier instances of it being an adult disease.
If this growing trend is not checked, it will likely be an epidemic in the next 10 years since most schools don’t even have playground for children to burn-out these glucose during play or exercise time.
Katchy, however, urged mothers to insist on balance diet, take moderate quantity of food per meal and eat more fruits, vegetables.