A Cellular Pathologist and Lifestyle Wellness Consultant, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa has advised that eating local foods will prevent premature deaths.
The former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, made the statement while speaking at the 10th National Development Forum organised by the National Development Planning Commission in Accra.
He raised concern about the rate at which recent lifestyle and eating habits are leading to the premature deaths, especially among the working class.
He however urged people to go back to their former ways of eating local foods and vegetables, and exercise regularly to reduce the increasing number of people under 60 years who are dying at an alarming rate due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
It was on the theme: “Establishing Preventive Focus for Health: Lifestyles for National Development”.