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Monday, December 10, 2018

NMA Inaugurates Committee To Eliminate Trans Fatty Acid Food In Nigeria

In order to eliminate Trans Fatty Acid (TFAs) foods in Nigeria, The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Saturday in Abuja, inaugurated a Technical Working Group

While Inaugurating the committee on Saturday in Abuja, the NMA President, Dr Francis Faduyile, said the exercise was in collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the health sector.
Faduyile said it was a follow up to the launch of the ICON project earlier in the year.
“This is a follow up to the implementation of a policy of the World Health Organisation (WHO) endorsed by the Federal Government,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the mandate of the committee is to work out modalities for the implementation of “improving the cardiovascular health of Nigerians’’.
The NMA president explained that the focus would be to eliminate cardiovascular diseases in the country.
According to him, it had been scientifically proven that the consumption of TFAs is one of the major causes of many cardiovascular deaths as sudden deaths syndrome which had taken a toll on Nigerians.
He, however, urged all stakeholders to work assiduously towards the elimination or reduction to no less than two per cent of TFAs in our food supply chain.
Some of the agencies in the committee include NAFDAC, Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Consumer Protection Council, Federal Ministry of Health, National Council of Women Society, Association of Health Journalists and other stakeholders.



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