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Anti-Cancer Effects of Vegetables: A Questionnaire based Study
Saad Asad , Mahrukh Tanveer2 and Amna Asif3
(Pages 204 - 209)

1. Associate Professor, Head Department of Orthodontics and Oral Biology & Tooth Morphology, University College of Dentistry, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
2. Ex-House Surgeon, University College of Dentistry, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
3. Ex-House Surgeon, University College of Dentistry, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
*Correspondence to Dr. Saad Asad: saad2609@yahoo.com

Received: 10 December 2015, Accepted: 20 December 2015

Volume 24, Issue 4 (October - December 2015)

Open Access

Background

One of the major causes of death throughout the world remains the cancer. Though research have shown the importance of diet and physical activity in preventing cancers and awareness programs have been introduced and reported but still studies available on awareness programs regarding anti-cancer impact of vegetables are limited. Aim of this study is thus to assess the base line knowledge of Dental Graduates about the anti-cancer vegetables with the aim that their knowledge will have an impact on the awareness of the community.

Methodology

he study was conducted through a 10 instrument questionnaire on a sample consisted of Sixty Four Dental Graduates (24 males and 40 females) from University College of Dentistry, The University of Lahore.

Results

Awareness regarding different vegetables that can have anticancer effect was assessed through the questionnaire. Baseline knowledge of Dental graduates about anticancer effect of vegetables was limited and only 7-11% of the Dental Graduates were actually aware of the antitumorigenic effect of different vegetables.

Conclusions

This study concludes that base line knowledge of dental graduates about anti-cancer effects of vegetables was poor.

Keywords

Anti-cancer vegetables, cancer, cancer awareness program.

How to CITE

Asad S, Tanveer M, Asif A. Anti-cancer effects of vegetables: a questionnaire based study. J Pak Dent Assoc 2015; 24(4):204-209.