PANAH seeks ban on sugary drinks

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Islamabad:  (Parliament Times)    Masood-ur-Rehman Kayani, President, Pakistan National Heart Association (PNA), has said that the use of sugary drinks has made the young generation of the country’s runners stronger and healthier, leading to heart deseases , obesity, diabetes, mental retardation and cancer. He appealed to the parents to play their positive role in protecting the health of their loved ones from being jeopardized. He was addressing a telephone press conference at the Rawalpindi Press Club yesterday. Sanaullah Ghuman, General Secretary of Panah and other officials were also present on the occasion. According to research, consumption of sugary drinks on a daily basis increases the risk of heart attack by 42%. High levels of sugar, metabolic effects of fructose, and H. pylori used to sweeten them. FCS can increase the risk of heart attack or heart disease. The Nurses Health Study examined the health of more than 90,000 women over an eight-year period, and found that the use of sugary drinks increased women’s risk of developing heart disease by 40%, according to Sanaullah Ghuman. Drinks affect our brain function, the fructose corn syrup (HFCS) used in it is sweeter than ordinary sugar, the high amount of phosphate found in sugary drinks is a risk to healthy bones. According to a study by the American Heart Association, the amount of sugar found in a sugary drink is equivalent to six teaspoons for women and nine teaspoons for men. Pakistan ranks sixth in the world in diabetes, according to the study. Drinking one or more sugary drinks a day has been shown to increase the risk of developing diabetes, Sanaullah Ghman said, adding that research has also shown that the use of sugary drinks can affect the pancreas, breasts and Prostate cancer plays a key role in prostate cancer, found in men Alzheimer’s is the most common cancer,

Prime Minister Imran Khan is appealed to control the consumption of sugary drinks and secure the future of the new generation.

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