Diabetes is growing alarmingly in India,reaching endemic proportions. During period 1971-2000 ,India reported a 10 fold increase in the incidence of diabetes,from 1.2 % in 1971 to 12.1% in 2000. It has also been noted that age of diagnosis has also been reduced considerably among indian adolescents and youth. In Chennai prevalence of diabetes in persons below 44 yrs. of age has increased from 25% of total prevalence in 2000 to 34.7 % in 2006.

The growing obesity in young and adolescent is attributed to western fast food,rich in fat,life style transitions increasing faulty diets and physical inactivity.Obesity being one of the major factor towards development of pre or full blown diabetes.

In a comparative estimates drawn by Ficci,says that consumption of oils and fats increased from 40gms to 52.5 gms during the period 1993-94 to 2011-2012.It also days that protein consumption has dropped by 10% in the same period.

so back to the there any relation ship between the increase in fat consumption and drop in protein consumption with increasing incidence of diabetes in India ?

Any thoughts ?

Note -Data are all authentic, but thoughts are mine only.


sushma dey TNN/may 6, 2015.

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  • This rise in fat consumption is from commercially processed vegetable oils not from quality fats. ( ghee, nuts, VCO, VOO etc.) That even with high carb (mostly processed food items) diet with sedentary lifestyle which could lead metabolic problems like diabetes.

  • None of the references have mentioned about type and quality of fat.

  • Whether they have mentioned or not what I have said is fact.

  • I have stated the obvious. But should I take it that you accept that rise in diabetes is related to rise in fat consumption, Good or bad fat is besides the point.

  • Only if

    High fat is with high carb not high fat (quality fat) with low carb.

  • High fat with high carb??

  • It is high fat with high carb. And mostly it is processed fat like fat used in bakery products or fried food in which commercial vegetable oils are used.

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