Fried food is a cooking method in which food is submerged in oil. The more we consume these ,
the less is the intake of essential nutrients and vitamins in the body. Consumption of junk food can lead to a lot
of health problems. Fried food can cause dental distress, headache, acne and a lot more. More oil is unhealthy as
it elevates the amount of cholesterol in the body. The type of oil used determines the health risks related with
fried foods. The aim of the study is to determine the awareness of the harmful effects of fried food among dental
students. Self administered questionnaire was designed based on the effects of fried food. The questionnaire was
distributed through an online survey planet link. The study population included dental students. The participants
were explained about the purpose of study in detail. The questions were carefully studied and corresponding
answers were marked by the participants. The data was collected and statistically analysed. 76% of the
participants agree that junk food is unhealthy. 94% of the participants felt that fried food makes them fat. 82%
of them consume fried food once in a week, 12% consume everyday and 6% consume fried food once in a
month. 62% of the participants were willing to give upon fried food considering their health. The study
concluded that awareness on the harmful effects of fried food among dental students was satisfactory.
Fried food; Dental distress; Harmful effects; Awareness
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