We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

Vitamin D Seems To Play A Role In Preventing Tooth Decay In Children

November 27, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
U.S. researchers who analyzed data from 24 controlled clinical trials involving 3,000 children in six countries found that vitamin D supplementation could play a potential role in preventing tooth decay. The studies spanned seven decades, from the 1920s to the 1980s. Past studies have been inconsistent on the impact of vitamin D on tooth decay, though there is no disagreement on its importance to bone health. Researchers said that further study is necessary, but in the meantime, pregnant women and young mothers should know that vitamin D is essential to child  health, leading to “teeth and bones that are better mineralized."
Philippe P Hujoel, "Vitamin D and dental caries in controlled clinical trials: systematic review and meta-analysis", Nutrition Reviews, November 27, 2012, © International Life Sciences Institute
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Kid's Health
Babies
Pre-School/School
Bones & Joints
Oral
Vitamins
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America
Categories
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.