Sanaullah Ghumman, the General Secretary Pakistan National Heart Association (PANHA), has said that soft drinks could cause a lot of diseases including diabetes, obesity, and other ailments linked to heart and stomach.
While addressing a meeting of the PANHA board members, he emphasized a policy to make sure that people refrain from consuming the sugary drinks as much as they could.
He proposed that the government should introduce and impose heavy taxes on the soft drinks as it could lead to a reduction in their consumption. He suggested this while highlighting the need for increasing the awareness about the detrimental effects of the soft drinks.
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He referred to research that was published in 2019 in the magazine Health Line. As per that study, the consumption of two or more drinks on a daily basis surges the risk of early death from all causes. It further mentioned that it does not matter whether the drink is sweetened with sugar or with some artificial ingredients.
The researchers of the study concluded that the intake of excess sugar surges the risk of digestive health issues as well as heart problems, obesity, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.
The vision of the Pakistan National Heart Association is to educate the general public and spread awareness about the heart-related diseases and to train and guide people for saving precious lives by reviving the victims of cardiac arrest on the spot via CPR-BLS