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    PTM Can Be Solved With Sugar, Salt, Fat (GGL) Consumption Restrictions

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    BANDUNG-Mortality due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Indonesia is increased, from 49.9% in 2001 to 59.5% in 2007. Some PTM prevalence rate in West Java even approaching higher compared to the national prevalence of non-communicable disease.

    Given the high number of deaths caused by the PTM, Government of Bandung as the capital of West Java province cooperates with Nutrifood and the Ministry of Health and also the Food and Medicines Control Agency (BPOM) conduct environmental education programs in government offices Bandung with the theme of "Pay attention to the consumption of sugar, salt, fat (GGL) and Read Food Packaging Labels. "The event is attended by the leaders in government offices of Bandung.

    Some PTM and its percentage as the cause of death in Indonesia is stroke 21.1%, coronary heart disease 12.9% and diabetes mellitus 6.7%.

    These diseases include hypertension 29.4% compared to 25.8% nationally; diabetes mellitus (DM) of 2.0% compared to 2.3% nationally; Coronary heart disease 1.6% compared to 1.5% nationally; Chronic renal failure 0.3% compared to 0.2% nationally; stroke 12.0% compared to 12.1% nationally; and obesity is 15.2% compared to 15.4% nationally.

    Vice Mayor of Bandung Oded M Danial said the Government of Bandung highly appreciated the educational programs Pay attention to the consumption of sugar, salt, fat  (GGL) and Read Labels Food Packaging.

    "To achieve the goal of building a healthy community, the City Government of Bandung need of assistance and cooperation from various parties both government, private sector and academia, "he said.

    Information regarding risk factors and how to prevent this very important PTM and good to be disseminated to the entire community of West Java. We hope with this program, it can be an inspiration and build strong commitment of the leaders, so as to move the West Java community to lead a healthy life and prevent NCDs.

    Lily S. Sulistyowati, MM, Director of Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health, said the Ministry of Health welcomed good initiative to join educate Nutrifood to do  education of Pay attention to the consumption of sugar, salt, fat consumption and the importance of reading the label of food packaging.

    "This event is very important as advocacy and education to the government. The aim is to encourage the Government of Bandung in order to more proactive in preventing and overcoming problems that occur PTM in region, "he said.

    Education is expected to encourage and inspire the City of Bandung to improve the quality of public health. We hope Bandung City Government could follow up by drafting policies that can have a positive impact on public health.

    "We also hope the people of West Java can be more wisely and carefully to choose foods that are consumed "she said.

    Generally, PTM arise due to excessive consumption of sugar, salt and fat. The excessive sugar salt and fat consumption level in Indonesian society is increasing every year. As much as 26.2% of Indonesia's population consume too much salt, this figure rises compared to 2009 which amounted to 24.5%. Fat consumption also rose to 40.7% compared to 2009 which only amounted to 12.8%. Data is stated that sugar, salt and fat consumption West Java community approach even higher than the national average, ie sugar consumption of 2.2% compared to 4.8% nationally, salt consumption 53.8% compared to 52.7% nationally and 31.2% fat consumption compared to 26.5% nationally. As a recommendation, the recommended consumption limits of sugar salt and fat are suggested by the Ministry of Health. jo

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