AWARENESS OF HEALTH BENEFICIAL EFFECT OF OOLONG TEA AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS
Keywords:Oolong tea; dental plaque; diet; preventive measure
Oolong tea is a partially fermented tea originated from China .They have found that oolong tea has a good flavour and aroma which grabs the attention of consumers .It acts as an anti obesity , antioxidant and anticancer agent. Oolong tea helps in the prevention of obesity and fatty liver and prevents the lipolysis by inducing the activity of noradrenaline which indicates the presence of caffeine in it. The aim of present study is to assess the awareness about the health beneficial effect of oolong tea among dental students. This cross sectional survey based study and a set of questionnaires were designed based on the knowledge and awareness of health beneficial effects of oolong tea among dental students. The study population included 100 participants. The questionnaire was distributed through an online survey monkey link. Oolong tea helps in prevention of cardiovascular disease. It is an energy booster, controls diabetes, reduces plaque deposition and so on. Among 100 students only 19% were aware about the oolong tea other 81% were not aware about its existence. 55% were aware about its health beneficial effects and 49% were aware that consuming oolong tea can reduce dental plaque deposition. Oolong tea has many health beneficial effects and it significantly reduces dental plaque. Hence it may be efficiently used if a dental physician is aware of it.