Fats & fatty acids in Indian diets: Time for serious introspection.

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alpha-linolenic acid 2719 trans FAs (TFAs) are also found in the diet. Of all the FAs, only linoleic acid (LA, 18:2 n-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALNA, 18:3 n-3) are considered as essential fatty acids (EFAs) since these cannot be synthesized in
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obesity 910 as a good dietary composition as per global standards, the undeniable increase in the incidence of obesity , diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in India begs for an explanation. In this context, the current
obesity 4583 on the health of the population, resulting in a dramatic increase in the incidence of overweight and obesity [11][12]. Further studies have shown that fats, and even SFA, are not necessarily associated with risk
obesity 14113 – are there any repercussions of consuming a low-fat, high-n-6 PUFA, low-n-3 PUFA diet?Increasing obesity in India – role of fatty acids?There is no doubt that India is facing a dual burden, with problems
obesity 15034 deficiency, in which diets have low fat content.Many factors have a role to play in the increasing overweight/ obesity epidemic in India. The ‘thrifty gene’ hypothesis[38], the ‘Barker’ hypothesis[39], the ‘adipose
obesity 15809 <10%E. This clearly indicates that SFA may not be the main dietary culprit in increasing the risk of obesity , and that it is important to look at other factors such as CHO, and the PUFA, as more likely candidates.High
obesity 16605 Increased intake of LA during pregnancy has been found to be associated with an intergenerational cycle of obesity [47]. Animal studies have shown that low ALNA intake can result in increased adiposity[48], thus suggesting
obesity 16789 adiposity[48], thus suggesting that an increased n-6/n-3 ratio could be an emerging risk factor for obesity [49].In India, where the consumption of LC n-3 PUFA is negligible, the n-6/n-3 ratio gains additional
obesity 17375 predominantly n-6 variety. This raises the important question - How far has this contributed to the bludgeoning obesity problem in India?Table IICalculated fatty acid composition of typical vegetarian and non-vegetarian
obesity 18066 somewhat similar to that faced by the USA in the 1980s and 1990s – a rapid increase in the incidence of obesity in spite of a lower fat and SFA intake[50]. The US Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee has actively

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