Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences


Study on the effects of fast food on the glucose and lipid profile aims to provide a platform to advocate a healthier lifestyle and better eating habits


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Author Details: Abdelhafiz Ibrahim Bashir, SMA Shahid, Mohammed Qumani Ahmed, Mohammad Hamdy Mansi, Rashidi-Yussef D

Volume : 5

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2320-1924

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Article First Page : 175

Article End Page : 178


Abstract

Foods that contain saturated fat can cause an increase in cholesterol. Saturated fat is mostly found in animal-based food products such: cheese, milk, butter and steak. Some plant-based foods, such as palm oil and coconut oil, also contain saturated fats. Transfats, or trans-fatty acids, have undergone a hydrogenation process. Some transfats are found in animal products. These fats are often found in peanut butter, margarine, and potato chips. High cholesterol and high triglycerides affect the heart and can put you at increased risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Making healthy lifestyle choices and knowing your genetics can also help you avoid a lipid disorder.(2)
Fast food includes those food items, which can prepare and serve quickly. Nutritional analysis shows that generally fast foods are high in fat value specially saturated fat, energy density, fructose and glycemic index, but poor in fiber, vitamins A and C and calcium(3) According to Bowman(4) children who eat fast food consume more total energy than those who do not. Consumption of fast food increasing rapidly throughout the world. According to Zive(5) consumption of spreads in fast food all segments of society including local communities, public schools and hospitals. Most Fasts food is delicious but it is supposed to be dangerous to health and may cause clogget heart, hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, cancer, gall bladder disease, liver damage, vomiting, headaches, depression etc. Looking to the important of fast food in causing the health problems, present work was undertaken to study the impact of French fries on the lipid profile of mice.

Keywords:
Fast Foods, Saturated fats, Lipids, hypertension, High blood pressure and diabetes