Complete reinvention of cuisine needed to prevent people from diabetes: Experts.

Poor eating habits of Pakistanis, especially excessive use of rice in form of Biryani on daily basis along with carbonated drinks is the leading cause of diabetes in Pakistan where around 26 percent of the adult population is suffering from the lifestyle disease, experts said on Wednesday.

'There is an immediate need for reinvention of Pakistani cuisine. Everything we are eating should be avoided, especially rice in form of Biryani, soft drinks and the so-called fast food. The only recreation in Pakistan is eating in abundance, which is making is a diseased nation', Emeritus Prof. Tasnim Ahsan said while speaking at launching ceremony of 'Discovering Diabetes', project aimed at finding out undiagnosed patients of diabetes in Pakistan.

The discovering diabetes project is a joint-venture of Pakistan Endocrine Society (PES) and local pharmaceutical firm Pharmevo, under which a helpline has been established to help people know their status of diabetes and get consultation with leading diabetologists of the country.

The launching ceremony of the discovering diabetes project was addressed by other renowned health experts including eminent diabetologist Prof. Zaman Shaikh, President-elect of Pakistan Endocrine Society (PES) Prof. Abrar Ahmed from Peshawar, Prof. Javed Iqbal from Bahawalpur, anchor Wasim Badami, artist Imran Abbas, Syed Jamshed...

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