Industrial trans-fat: a cause of concern for Indian population

Authors

  • Rakesh Kumar Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Nawin Jai Vignesh K. Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Anbuselvi . Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Anudharani . Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Angeeth . Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20223240

Keywords:

Trans fatty acid, India, Diet

Abstract

The trans-fats are a form of unsaturated fatty acids which contain one or more unconjugated double bonds in the trans-configuration. Trans-fat is found in natural sources such as dairy products and meat but the quantity of trans-fatty acid in natural sources is meagre. Most commonly they are found in industrial food products like bakery products, cookies and snacks. Several studies have identified increased industrial trans-fat consumption as harmful to human health. The major effects are on the cardiovascular system and central nervous system. To reduce the trans-fatty acid consumption, the global and national organizations have proposed various approach and strategies like WHO ‘Replace’ action plan strategy, implementation of trade policies and guidelines, work-site intervention strategies, improvements in hydrogenation technology, labeling of food products, behavioural change communication for population. Trans-fatty acid consumption is a modifiable risk factor. Planning and implementation of government policies and guidelines for reduction of trans-fatty acid levels in food product can have a significant impact. But behavioural change among general population is the key to reduce trans-fatty acid consumption. 

Author Biography

Nawin Jai Vignesh K., Department of Community Medicine, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India

Postgraduate, Department of Community Medicine

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2022-11-28

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Kumar, R., Vignesh K., N. J., ., A., ., A., & ., A. (2022). Industrial trans-fat: a cause of concern for Indian population. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(12), 4749–4753. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20223240

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