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This Diabetes Day, think inside the box

November 14, World Diabetes Day, provides an opportunity to raise awareness on the metabolic disorder as a global public health issue. The focus of the campaign in 2023 is on delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes and diabetes related complications, with the slogan being “Know your risk, Know your response.”

So, do you know your risk in terms of what you’re consuming?

World Diabetes Day 2023

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Diabetes is a chronic condition with potentially life threatening complications like heart disease, kidney disease, oral complications, complications during pregnancy, loss of vision and nerve damage. When left untreated, it can lead to early death. Do not delay testing. Much of our diabetes incidence is driven by our love of processed foods. Join us in asking for Front of Pack Warning Labels on processed foods. These will warn consumers of high levels of fats, salt and sugars in processed food. #FoodLabelsSaveLives #WorldDiabetesDay

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World Heart Day 2023

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Our modern lifestyles (processed foods, little exercise) combined with our poor awareness of heart health explains much of the increase we are seeing in killer heart attacks. Processed foods contain excessive amounts of sodium, sugars and trans fats - each of these is a danger to your heart. Be kind to your heart by reducing your consumption of processed foods. We continue to ask for Front of Pack warning labels on processed foods that will help consumers make healthy food choice. #FoodLabelsSaveLives #WorldHeartDay

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Food safety in the era of online shopping

The importance of food safety cannot be overstated, especially with  accessibility and convenience taking priority over health and nutrition in our modern lives. Questions around food safety become more crucial as e-com portals enter the space. Food shopping on e-com portals adds a layer of anonymity to the foods we purchase and consume.  Traditionally, food shopping would have taken several trips to the grocery store or fresh foods market, with much deliberating, sniffing, handling and haggling before the purchase was made.

Beware of Hypertension - 'the silent killer'

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A recent study published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal places the incidence of hypertension in India at 35.5%. This finding has serious implications for the health of the nation. This booklet on 'Hypertension - the silent killer' was released on occasion of the World Hypertension Day and is free to download and distribute.

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World Obesity Day 2023

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Childhood #Obesity is a serious threat to the health of our children, with India having 14.4 million obese children - the second highest in the world, after China. Our children are consuming too many calories, but not enough nutrition. Childhood obesity paves the way for metabolic syndrome, poor physical health, mental disorders, respiratory problems, & glucose intolerance, all of which will continue into the adult years. Consumption of processed foods is a particular risk factor with sugary beverages, salty chips & all manner of fried foods easily & cheaply available.

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National Safe Food Day 2023

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Processed foods, combine fats, sugar and salt, in unique combinations that are not normally found in natural foods. This stimulates our food cravings, causing us to over-indulge in those foods. Scientists are still trying to understand why these foods trigger the brain's desire to want more; but we do know for certain that processed foods are one of the primary drivers behind our current epidemic of non-communicable diseases. This is why we're asking for warning labels in front of processed foods.

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World Diabetes Day 2022

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'Cheap calories' from processed foods is one of the drivers of an Indian #diabetes epidemic among children in #India with a 2021 study finding that 12.3% of Indian children (10-19 years)  were found to be either diabetic or pre-diabetic. The disease cuts across socio-economic boundaries with the easy availability of junk foods. Teaching children to stay away from unhealthy foods is not possible without #warninglabels. #WorldDiabetesDay #FoodLabelSavesLives

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