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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   9

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2016

Pages :   1133-1136

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Awareness of Importance of Vitamin D Among Dental Students in a Dental School – A Survey



Address:   Harini.K1, Vishnu Priya.V2, Gayathri.R3
1BDS first year, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai-600077.
2Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai-600077.
3Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai-600077
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00215.8

ABSTRACT:
Title: Awareness of importance of vitamin D among students in a dental school-a survey. Aim & objective: To create awareness of importance of intake of vitamin D and its deficiency related disorders. Background: Vitamin D is essential for maintaining serum calcium and phosphorus concentrations within the normal range. Deficiency of vitamin D causes inadequate mineralisation leading to rickets & osteomalacia . The vitamin D survey questionnaire is administered to students through survey planet link. Reason: To spread the awareness of importance of intake of vitamin D in diet and to create a vitamin D deficient free generation. Result: To create awareness regarding the awareness of vitamin D a survey was conducted.
KEYWORDS:
vitamin D, Osteoporosis , melanin, sunlight exposure, knowledge
Cite:
Harini.K, Vishnu Priya.V, Gayathri.R. Awareness of Importance of Vitamin D Among Dental Students in a Dental School – A Survey. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2016; 9(8):1133-1136.
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