Professor Francis B. Zotor, Professor in Public Health Nutrition at the Fred Binka School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Hohoe, has called on citizens to reduce their consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs).
He said research has shown that these sugar sweetened beverages were associated with dental caries, obesity, diabetes, stroke and several other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Professor Zotor said these in an interview with the Ghana News Agency during a float dubbed: “Say No to Sugar Sweetened Beverages,” a campaign aimed at creating awareness of the health dangers of consuming these products.
The float was organised as part of the activities of the Advocating Health (A4H) Project by Prof Francis Zotor in collaboration with the Volta-Oti-Eastern Zone of the Ghana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND), the Department of Family and Community Health and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetic, UHAS
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