25 Jan 2008

Lambflaps blamed for PNG heart disease

4:30 pm on 25 January 2008

A recent study by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the USP in Papua New Guinea shows that lambflaps is the major cause of heart diseases in the country.

Lecturer Gideon Philip says two studies carried out by his students show that lamb flap is the most popular cooked food sold in informal markets in Port Moresby.

He says the other study shows that while sudden deaths is on the rise with most of the victims from settlements around Port Moresby it's contrary to studies in other countries where sudden deaths were usually associated with the upper class.

The study on lambflaps follow a call for a ban of lamb flap and for people to resort to better sources of protein.