Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Perspective Volume 4 Issue 1

Don’t be a Statistic!

Sophonie Ndahayo*

Department of Public Health, Texila American University, India

*Corresponding Author: Sophonie Ndahayo, Department of Public Health, Texila American University, India.

Received: November 14, 2019; ; Published: December 05, 2019


  People feel good when they are counted among ladies or gentlemen of influence. There are many ways in which one can attain this recognition of which one may be positive or negative, productive or destructive. Human choices and decisions to a great extent determine not only our destiny but also our health. The choices people make each day, make them statistics for self-preservation or self-destruction. People make choices to live a healthy lifestyle through what they eat, drink or how much they are active. Feeling important through right doing entails purposing to stand out for your decisions or choices, such as being recognised in a family or community as someone who is disciplined, rational and health-conscious. Contemporary food and drinks industries are manufacturing a lot of products, and a good number of them fall on the unhealthy side. As rightly established by Stuckler, McKee, Ebrahim, and Basu (2012), unhealthy commodities, which include soft drinks and processed foods that are high in salt, fat, and sugar, as well as tobacco and alcohol are leading risk-factors for chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) commonly referred to as diseases of affluence, but now a pandemic such high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, just to name a few. It is sad to notice that the consumption rate of unhealthy commodities, known as junk foods and drinks, has been rising rapidly in low- and- middle- income countries (Chan, 2011). Studies carried out in different populations have established that avoiding the high fat, low fiber, high salt diets and sedentary modus vivendi in western societies will usually decrease the prevalence of chronic diseases.





Citation: Sophonie Ndahayo. “Don’t be a Statistic!".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.1 (2020): 36-37.


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