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Researchers say India, a country with more than one billion people, will likely account for 60 per cent of heart disease patients worldwide, by 2010. As a country with which churns out 3 million graduates annually, we seem to be seriously unaware of where we have gone wrong?

The American Heart Association (AHA) is concerned that America will go back to higher saturated fat consumption as the nation moves to significantly reduce trans fats. AHA has developed the ‘Face the Fats’ campaign to help consumers minimize trans fats in their diet, while avoiding the unintended health consequence of defaulting to more saturated fats. Among the campaign’s top priorities is to encourage replacing trans fat-laden partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, animal fats and tropical oils with healthier oils like Canola; higher in unsaturated fats — monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.

A majority of us would never spend time on reading the labels of the food that we buy. A simple survey would yield shocking results; that most of us know that HDL is ‘good cholesterol’ and LDL is ‘bad cholesterol’ but actually very few of us know that there are ‘bad fats’ and ‘good fats’ too. According to a survey conducted for the American Heart Association, fewer than half of Americans know that the “better” fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) can help reduce their risk of heart disease.

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