The Ghana NCD Alliance (GhNCDA), a civil society organization has advised the general public as a matter of urgency to reduce the intake of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs). Since the consumption of these sugar-sweetened beverages is the major cause of dental caries, obesity, diabetes, stroke, and several other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The Ghana NCD Alliance (GhNCDA), also divulged that productivity loss as a result of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) related diseases leads to absenteeism and mortality. The National Coordinator of the GhNCDA Mr. Labram Musah made this known at a sensitization Seminar held for Journalists on the Public Health Implications of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) in Accra.
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