Connect with us

Nigeria In One Minute

How Western diets are killing us



Again, several but new studies have provided evidence how Western diets are increasing the risk of death among all populations.

Before now, local scientists including a consultant pharmacognocist and Chief Executive Officer of Bioresources Conservation and Development Programme (BCDP), Prof. Maurice, had warned that the rise in consumption of foreign foods has led to lowered population immunity and proliferation of non communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, kidney and liver damage, and cancer.

According to one large new study, eating more ultraprocessed foods — such as sugary drinks and ready-made meals — increases the risk of all-cause mortality.

Rising obesity and diabetes rates have spurred furious research into the exact role of the “Western diet.

The Guardian, Thursday 21, February.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now