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Ghana Health Service expresses worry over alcoholism among pregnant women

The Greater Accra Regional Director of Health, Dr. Linda Vanotto, has expressed worry over the drinking of alcohol among pregnant women.

She says, more women, including pregnant women, are drinking locally brewed gin, popularly called ‘akpeteshie’, under the guise of not having appetite for food.

According to her, this phenomenon has a potential to affect new born babies, with diabetes and hypertension, if not checked. Dr. Vanotto, has debunked the notion that, pregnant women with swollen feet are going to deliver baby boys or twins.

She disclosed this, at The Spirit, Soul and Body Workshop, under the theme: Diabetes and Blood Pressure: Be Informed, Be Educated, Be Inspired And Be Motivated.

She stressed the fact that, diabetes and hypertension, are high among women than men, due to the kind of things they do, like cooking. The Resident Dietician at The Police Hospital, ASP, Regina Vander-Pallen, on her part, advised the public to be mindful of what they eat, in order to live long.

The Executive Director of The Spirit, Soul and Body Workshop, Rev. Dr. Nanayaa Owusu-Prempeh, has charged the participants to put their health into their own hands and live well.

Source: radioxyzonline.com/Francis Edzorna Mensah

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