Nigerians have been cautioned to shun sedimentary lifestyle and embrace healthy living to prevent chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and stroke among others.
The call was made at a free medical screening for blood sugar and blood pressure organised by the Department of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism Unit; Department of Family Medicine Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, in collaboration with Lions Club District 404-B2, Nigeria in lagos.
Head, Department of Family Medicine, Oluwajimi Sodipo said that about 70 percent of complications such as blindness, kidney diseases, amputation among others can be prevented with healthy lifestyle as an adolescent.
Corroborating his views, Consultant Physician, Endocrinology, Olufunmilayo Adeleye urged Nigerians to cut down on calories and avoid foods that when metabolised, increase sugar content of the body such as carbonated drinks and sugary foods. On his part, Deputy Head, Department of Family Medicine, Oludaisi Oduniyi called on the government to make health insurance scheme work so that people on treatment can have access to medication without necessary pay out of pocket.