ISSN 1895-4316
Tuesday, 17.09.2019
Home Page |  Editorial Board |  Editor |  Subscription |  Infomation for authors |  Conferences |  Publication |  PTH |  Hygeia Gallery

PHiE 2019, 100(2)

Search by





Probl Hig Epidemiol 2018, 99(4): 344-350pl

Evaluation of knowledge among high school pupils and students concerning the effect of coffee on adult health


Jadwiga Kryczyk-Kozioł 1/, Aneta Kaczor 2/, Gabriela Domaradzka 2/, Sławomir Łudzik 2/, Joanna Chłopicka 1/, Paweł Zagrodzki 1/

1/ Zakład Bromatologii, Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakowie
2/ Koło Bromatologiczne przy Zakładzie Bromatologii, Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakowie

Summary
Introduction. Coffee is one of the most popular beverages. The most recent literature provides increasing evidence of its pro-health properties. In Poland, coffee has now been included in the current Pyramid of Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity for Adults.
Aim. The main aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of high school pupils and students about the effect of coffee on the health of adults.
Materials & methods. Surveys were conducted on a group of 212 respondents: 60 pupils from one of the high schools in Krakow and 152 pharmacy students at the Jagiellonian University´s Collegium Medicum in Krakow.
Results. According to most of the respondents (56%), 1-2 cups of coffee a day is a recommended product for adults; 70% of respondents would recommend drinking coffee, but at the same time 63% thought that drinking coffee may be a cause of diseases, especially of the cardiovascular system. In the group of respondents who believed that coffee has a positive effect on health, neurodegenerative diseases and/or tumours were the mostly frequently mentioned diseases for which they considered coffee to have a particularly preventive effect.
Conclusions. Knowledge among high school pupils and pharmacy students concerning the effect of coffee on adult health was neither sufficient nor consistent. Fourth year students were the most knowledgeable on the subject.

Key words:  coffee, effect on health, knowledge, high school pupils, students