Functional Foods may be Dysfunctional: A South Asian Perspective

Authors

  • Bharti Kalra Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India
  • Leepica Kapoor Department of Dietetics, Naruvi Hospital, Vellore, India
  • Suneet Verma Department of Medicine, Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula, India
  • Sanjay Kalra Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India; University Center for Research & Development, Chandigarh University, Mohali, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.24-03

Abstract

This communication describes a few functional seeds and spices, commonly consumed in South Asia, which may impair the absorption of drugs that are used in diabetes and medical management. The aim of this article is to highlight the possibility of these foods having a ‘dysfunctional’, rather than functional effect on health. Physicians should include questions about the use of these spices in their history taking.

Keywords: Diabetes, drug interactions, food interactions, seeds, semaglutide, spices, thyroxine.

Published

2023-12-24

How to Cite

Bharti Kalra, Leepica Kapoor, Suneet Verma, & Sanjay Kalra. (2023). Functional Foods may be Dysfunctional: A South Asian Perspective. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(1), 180–181. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.24-03

Issue

Section

PRIMARY CARE DIABETES

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