The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, says prolonged fasting by religious adherents is one of the leading causes of Kidney damage.
Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed this while advising Nigerians against subjecting themselves to long-hour fasting, saying it was risky to their kidneys.
According to her, those subjecting themselves to prolonged fasting on religious grounds must moderate the act to avoid damaging their kidneys
“Some people will fast for 10 or 20 days and drink only little water, the kidney is being punished. Now, if you put chemicals in it, it triples in exponential manner, it damages the kidney because the kidney doesn’t have water to dilute and filter,” she said.
“I fast but with common sense. We have to fast with common sense, otherwise we will pay with our kidneys,” she added.