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Run for a healthy Heart – An event to sensitise people on trans fat

Consumer VOICE organised an event to sensitize people about trans fat food and its harmful effects on health at Nehru Park, New Delhi on 22nd of September, 2019. Fitness freak community especially Delhi Runners Group (DRG) and Tubanator Cyclist Group (TCG) supported the campaign and urged people to go trans fat free. The theme of the event was "Run for a healthy heart.''

Globally, trans fat intake results in more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular disease every year. Trans fat is also a reason for increased risk of cardiovascular diseases which is the biggest cause of death around the world. In India, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases are the most important risk factors for chronic disease burden Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have now become the leading cause of mortality in India.

The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from the cyclist and runners group which saw a turnout of more than 60 people across various age groups.Consumer VOICE Team led by Shri Paramjeet Singh put their  efforts to sensitize the participants regarding ill effects of trans fat food. Shri Paramjeet singh briefed people about trans fat and related diseases. Ms.Rinki Sharma,coordinated with various stakeholders along with other team members.

Divya Patwal

VOICE