#Flash: Salt, Sugar, Fat & Chronic Disease Epidemic in India
“Salt Sugar Fat” this trifecta of the proximate determinants of the Non Communicable Diseases (NCSs) epidemic has received far less attention in the Indian context. Per capita consumption of sugar has risen from 22 g/day in 2000 to 55.3 g/day in 2010; table salt ranged between 9 and 12 g/percapita/day; and total fat consumption increased from 21.2 g/day in 2000 to 54 g/day in 2010. Consumption decisions are often made with imperfect information and individuals may not appreciate links between their eating habits and health consequences.

India is home to 253 million adolescents, the highest in the world. Adolescents are a gateway to NCDs and awareness among this vulnerable population to cut down salt, sugar, and fat consumption can have significant impact at the population level.

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