Dyslipidemia and obesity management; lifestyle modification: an Indian perspective

Yasmee Khan, Manal M. Khan, Arati L. Chandani, M. Raza Farooqui


In India, obesity is an emerging health problem, along with its co morbidities. This is due to change in life style and dietary patterns of people in developing world. In India, there is rapid rise in number of deaths due to CVD and its prevalence in society is at an alarming rise. Around half of these deaths are of the people in there productive years leading to loss of productive workforce. This has occurred not only due to reduction in physical activity but also due to increased intake of saturated fats and decreased intake of staple foods. There is a rapid increase in cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL levels while HDL levels are low. This can be curbed at an early stage by changes in lifestyle and diet. Though various diets have been advised and are being used in western individuals but it is a less looked upon topic in Indians, so in this article we try to look upon physical activity guidelines and dietary patterns advised for Indian population.


Dyslipidemia, Life style modification, Obesity

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