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Scientists demand policy to tackle obesity

Scientists are advocating a national policy to tackle overweight and obesity among Ghanaians. Principal Investigator of Researching Obesogenic Food Environments says the situation requires urgent action for healthy food environment. Dr. Reginald Ajetey Annan spoke at a collaborative research workshop in Kumasi. A 2016 study in Ghana shows 99 percent of households depend on traditional markets to source their food, including processed. Preference is attributed to greater variety, lower price and proximity. The researchers stress need for interventions to ensure local markets stock a variety of fresh, rather than processed…

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