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National health insurance lags in its coverage of other diet-related diseases such as diabetes; it doesn’t cover devices to monitor blood sugar or some of the medicine to treat the side effects of diabetes.

The nation’s health system lacks a sufficient number of specialists, counselors and dietitians, let alone doctors. Laar, the lecturer from the University of Ghana, said the lack of proper care meant that some people would live with metabolic syndrome until they dropped.“It’s common that you’ll see someone just pass out and die,” she said.

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It also caught Singapore as its economy matured and fast food came to town.“It’s a parable, or microcosm, of what’s occurring in other parts of the globe,” said Andrew Odegaard, a co-author on the study.

In Ghana, data suggest the changing diet to heavier fare — including fast food but also processed foods — has led to soaring health risks.

So he had reasons and the means to celebrate his 27th birthday in late July.

His boss and co-workers joined him for an evening of laughter and selfies, lingering over dinner at his favorite restaurant: KFC. Awaitey first learned about the fried chicken chain on Facebook.

New ads debuted in May for the Streetwise 2 — two pieces of chicken, fries and a Coke — with the popular local singer Ko-Jo Cue holding a sign that says, “It’s thanks to the streets that I became a winner.”The health effects of fast food are challenging to study, particularly in the United States.

That’s because burgers, fries, fried chicken, pizzas and milkshakes get served all over the place, not just in traditional fast food joints, making it hard to establish the specific influence of fast food on obesity. One large-scale study, done in Singapore as it grew economically and attracted Western fast food chains, offers evidence that the arrival of Mc Donald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut, among others, posed a serious health risk.In Ghana, he said, “eating local foods in some places is frowned upon.People see the European type as civilized.”“This is having a major impact on obesity and heart disease.”KFC executives see a major opportunity here to be part of people’s regular routines, a goal they are advancing through a creative marketing campaign and use of social media.Public health officials see fried chicken, french fries and pizza as spurring and intensifying a global obesity epidemic that has hit hard in Ghana — one of 73 countries where obesity has at least doubled since 1980.In that period, Ghana’s obesity rates have surged more than 650 percent, from less than 2 percent of the population to 13.6 percent, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent research center at the University of Washington.The company brings the flavors that have made it popular in the West, seasoned with an intangible: the symbolic association of fast food with rich nations.

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