World Sugar Consumption Reduction Week 2023
THE ‘SUGAR SHALES’ ARE BREAKING FOR HEALTH ON THE WORLD AWARENESS OF SUGAR CONSUMPTION WEEK, 19-25 SEPTEMBER…
The Turkish Kidney Foundation, which took a global step in terms of health last year and made the ‘World Sugar Consumption Awareness Week’ enter the literature and created a large public opinion in this topic, was on the field for the second time this year during the 19-25 September World Sugar Consumption Awareness Week.
Kadıköy Pier Square was the scene of the show of performance artists carrying giant chains and candy shackles on their feet.
Within the scope of the event, Turkish Kidney Foundation President Timur Erk, Nephrology Specialist Dr. Bilal Görçin and Renal Dietician Gökçen Efe Aydın informed the public about the subject. Dancers and volunteer celebrities who came together at the Kadıköy Pier Square stepped into a healthy life by getting rid of the shackles of excessive sugar, accompanied by music on stage.
‘World Sugar Consumption Awareness Week’, which has been on the agenda of public institutions and organizations as well as private organizations in Turkey, was celebrated and brought to the agenda worldwide by many non-governmental organizations abroad.
Research and expert predictions show that excessive and uncontrolled sugar consumption poses great threats not only to diabetic patients but also to all healthy individuals and especially children, and that diabetes and obesity are increasing day by day all over the world and will continue to increase significantly in the coming years.
Excessive sugar consumption, which is one of the main causes of diabetes and obesity, can cause hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney failure, eye diseases and even limb loss due to diabetes and obesity. The leading causes of chronic kidney failure are diabetes and obesity, with a rate of 40%.
Nowadays, access to unhealthy foods is much easier and more economical than healthy foods, and the sedentary lifestyle and frequent consumption of ready-made foods, especially among those living in big cities, trigger obesity-related diabetes.
Issues such as health problems arising from excessive sugar consumption, future problems caused by childhood consumption, sugar addiction and disruption of metabolism has been discussed in detail by Timur Erk, President of the Turkish Kidney Foundation, as well as experts attending the event.