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Refrain from excess kava

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, March 08, 2014

AN academic has called on Fijians to refrain from drinking too much kava because it affects family life.

The FNU's science faculty associate dean Professor Anand Tyagi made the comment during the international conference on Applied Chemistry Kava Symposium this week.

"Heavy kava consumption is a norm in Fiji, and men are used to going home at 4am," he said.

"Kava is of no harm, however, it should only be taken in a moderate manner so it won't disrupt family life.

"Excessive kava consumption is bad for health and like any other form of substance abuse, it should reach a certain limit only.

"Why would you waste your money on buying kava and again you consume too much of it and at the end of the day you are the only one suffering because of heavy consumption."

Pro Tyagi said while most people used kava as a way of socialising and relaxation, its bad effects should also be taken into consideration.

He said men suffer the most from excess kava consumption because it sometimes leads to male erectile dysfunction.

"It reaches an extent where males wouldn't be able to bear children because their reproductive organs have been disturbed.

"If they consume it to a certain extent, it won't affect them but if too much is consumed, it will severely affect them."








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