NAFDAC Cautions Against Prolonged Fasting, Says It Could Damage Kidney
National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned Nigerians against prolonged fasting in order to protect their kidney.
The agency warns that fasting for ten to 20 days without drinking a lot of water, poses danger to kidney.
NAFDAC Director General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, who issued the warning at a news conference in Abuja, asks Nigerians to fast with common sense, adding that fasting was part of kidney problems.
According to her, the body requires water level to keep the organs functioning effectively.
While also urging Nigerians to desist from patronising hawkers and street-corner sellers of medicines, Adeyeye said: “Kidney failure, liver damage, others, I don’t know how many have died in Nigeria due to substandard medicines and unwholesome foods.
“However, we are a very religious country, Muslims and Christians, we fast a lot, and it is part of the kidney problem. Because your body has to have homeostasis balance, meaning the water level in your body must be enough to make your organs to function. Some people will fast for 10, 20 days, without drinking a lot of water. The kidney is being punished.