Frequent consumption of savory snacks is associated with NA | 102189


Frequent consumption of savory snacks is associated with NAFLD in Indian adult population: A case control study

Author(s): Swapna CHATURVEDI, Divya TRIPATHI, Naval Kishore VIKRAM, Kumble S MADHUSUDHAN, Ravindra Mohan PANDEY and Neena BHATIA*

Introduction: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) has emerged as a public health problem in India against the backdrop of diabetes, dyslipidemias, and central obesity. It is related to lifestyle factors including diet and physical activity.

Aim: To study the association between lifestyle factors and NAFLD, in an adult Indian population.

Materials and Methods: The study included 320 subjects, comprising 160 cases (patients with NAFLD) and 160 controls (without NAFLD), and were recruited from a tertiary care hospital in North India. Data on socio-demographic profile, clinical, and anthropometric parameters, biochemical measurements, dietary pattern and physical activity patterns were obtained.

Results: Risk factors for NAFLD included central obesity (waist circumference >80 cm in females and >90 cm in males), high consumption of edible oil (>25 g for males and >20 g for females), evening snack intake, intake of savory intake more than twice a week, intake of alcohol (even less than the cut-off).

Conclusion: The lifestyle risk factors of the present study can be incorporated as components of nutrition and lifestyle education programs on preventive strategies for NAFLD at both clinical and community level.

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  • Blood Glucose
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Cholesterol, Dehydration
  • Digestion
  • Electrolytes
  • Clinical Nutrition Studies
  • energy balance
  • Diet quality
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