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Cultural practices could influence sugar intake

Cultural practices could influence sugar intake

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by January 24, 2017 Pacific News, Regional News

By Daniela Maoate-Cox

AUCKLAND, 23 JANUARY 2017 (RNZI) — Feasts at weddings, birthdays and funerals could be providing the perfect environment for Pacific people to overindulge on sugary drinks.

Pacific Islanders have some of the highest rates of preventable diseases in the world and excessive consumption of sugar can lead to obesity, weight gain, Type 2 diabetes, gout, and tooth decay with a third of adults and 11 percent of children aged between two to 14 in the country being obese. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

 

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