Dr Imad Ali, Dr Salman Khan, Dr Ejaz Ahmad
Nowadays fast food consumption is increasing among people especially in students, which is one of the main risk factors for development of CHD; whereas CHD are amongst the most serious problems worldwide. Methods: A multi-center cross sectional study was conducted in Rehman Medical College (Medical) and University of Engineering and Technology (Non-Medical) from January 2016 to June 2016.Questionnaire were distributed to 75 students of each Institute. The data were analyzed in SPSS 16.0. Results: Out of 150 students, 109 were males and 39 were females and 2 students didn’t return the questionnaire. Overall medical students had more knowledge as compared to non-medical students regarding CHD and fast food but there were some aspects in which there was little or no difference. Majority (71.2%) of medical students and some (32.0%) of nonmedical students considered increase cholesterol diet as risk factor for CHD. Most of medical students (87.7%) and nonmedical students (92.0%) have never done a diagnostic test for cardiovascular diseases or high cholesterol level.