ODUWOBI, E.R. and ODUWOBI, O.O. (2017) MASS COMMUNICATION AS A VERITABLE ENLIGHTENMENT TOOL: THE POTENTIAL HEALTH BENFITS OF ALKALINE FOODS. In: National Conference of the Schools of Pure & Applied Sciences and Communication & Information Technology, F. P. I., Ilaro., DECEMBER, 2017., The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.

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Life on earth depends on appropriate pH levels in and around living organisms and cells. Human life requires a tightly controlled pH level in the serum of a slightly alkaline range of 7.35 to 7.45 to survive. An alkaline diet is one that helps balance the pH level of the fluids in the body, including blood and urine. The data obtained for this study were through a mass communication tool by the administration of questionnaires. The questionnaires were administered to 50 respondents and it was found out that most of the respondents are knowledgeable about alkaline diets regardless of their field of study, academic qualification, age, sex or tribe but with limited knowledge on their specific potential health benefits. By this investigation, it can thus be deduced that to live healthily, it is important to closely regulate the pH balance in the body by striking a balance between one’s acidic diets and alkaline diets and the questionnaire method as a mass communication tool could be used to inquire and at the same time enlighten the masses about a particular subject matter. Further studies could be carried out to provide concisely accurate scientific data and proofs on the therapeutic or prophylactic efficacy of alkaline diets and the papers should published online to enable the masses to have access to the information via the internet.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mr Taiwo Egbeyemi
Date Deposited: 31 May 2020 19:06
Last Modified: 31 May 2020 19:06

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