Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2018, Page: 1-6
Comparative Study on Health Knowledge About Biochemical Effect of Chocolate on Human Health Among Females and Males of Hail University
Yomna Ali Moustafa Marzok Elkhateeb, Microbial Chemistry Department, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Division, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt; Clinical Nutrition Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Hail, Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Razan Mohammed AL Harbi, Clinical Nutrition Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Hail, Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Received: Apr. 19, 2018;       Accepted: May 3, 2018;       Published: May 21, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijg.20180201.11      View  718      Downloads  49
Abstract
Studies on adverse effects produced by chocolate warn consumers about harmful effects of consumption of large amounts of chocolate but there are more studies about benefits of chocolate. A few studies have documented allergic reactions with chocolate in children. It was found that Chocolate had harmful effect on heart and caused heart burn due to its content which cause relaxation of oesophageal sphincter muscle and permits entrance of stomach acidic contents to the oesophagus. Recently, chocolate products have attracted the attention of many researchers because of their nutritional and medicinal Properties. There are rarely published studies from Saudia Arabia exploring the awareness about benefits of chocolate consumption. So, the present study was conducted with the objectives of evaluating the knowledge about benefits of chocolate consumption among students of Hail University in Saudia Arabia. A survey was planned to evaluate health knowledge about biochemical effect of chocolate consumption on human health among females and males of Hail University in Saudia Arabia through a previously standardized questionnaire for questions related to their dietary habits, preferences, knowledge about benefits of chocolate consumption, its benefits effect on health, types of chocolates and frequency of consumption along with self-reported height and weight. Results of study reported the importance of increasing information about health benefits of chocolate consumption to correct people's thinking that the chocolate is harmful. Also, the current study compared between females and males of Hail University in their knowledge.
Keywords
Cocoa / Chocolate, Benefits of Chocolate, Phenolic and Flavonoid Contents, Antioxidant Capacities of Chocolate
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Yomna Ali Moustafa Marzok Elkhateeb, Razan Mohammed AL Harbi, Comparative Study on Health Knowledge About Biochemical Effect of Chocolate on Human Health Among Females and Males of Hail University, International Journal of Gastroenterology. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ijg.20180201.11
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