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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
Food & Nutrition
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