KNOWLEDGE, AWARENESS AND RISK FACTORS OF CONSUMING COLD SOFT DRINKS AND COLD WATER AFTER CONSUMPTION OF HEAVY FOOD
Keywords:Awareness, cold soft drinks, cold water, meal, risk factors, health problems.
Consumption of soft drinks has become a highly visible and contentious public health and policy problem. Some view soft drinks as a major contributor to obesity and related health problems.The aim of the study is to analyse the level of existing knowledge about risk factors in consuming cold soft drinks and cold water after heavy food among the random population. The study was formulated as a questionnaire based observational study comprising 100 participants. All the subjects were requested to respond to a list of self-structured standard questions regarding cold soft drink consumption and the risk factors. All are examined for their knowledge and awareness of the disease and the associated risk factors. From the survey, it is evident that from 100 samples,74% of the population are aware of the risk factors of consuming cold soft drinks after heavy food and the remaining 26% responded that they are unaware of it. It is therefore evident that the majority of the population taken in consideration had an adequate knowledge of risk factors in consuming cold soft drinks and cold water after heavy food,but at the same time they do not have much knowledge of the prevailing risk factors of it.