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Fizzy drink alternatives: Swapping soft drinks for tea can save your child’s teeth

SUGARY drinks are driving an epidemic of dental decay. One in three children has cavities by the time they start school and over the past decade there has been a 24 per cent rise in the number of youngsters whose teeth are so rotten they have to be removed.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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GPs need better training in dental care so they recognise dental neglect which is a marker for child neglect Related items fromOnMedica Public health experts warn of child tooth decay epidemic Rising numbers of child hospital dental operations Preschool tooth extractions rise by a quarter GPs need to improve services for children at risk
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Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Streptococcus mutans Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, Volume 30, Issue 10 Author(s): Wei LI, Taha Hussein Musa, Rong GAO, Xiao Shan LI, Wei Xiang WANG, Lei HONG, Ping Min WEI Obesity and dental caries are increasing epidemics, especially among children and adolescents. This epidemiological observational cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the possible association between body mass index (BMI) and dental caries among 111,792 school children and adolescents in Jiangsu Province. We found that 13.14% participants of the study sample were overweight, and 7.37% were obese. The prevalence of dent...
Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
16 October 2017 Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and other outlets. Hospital chiefs will have to ensure that four out of five items purchased on their premises do not bust the limit, which is an eighth of a woman ’s and a tenth of a man’s recommended daily intake, or lose out on funding ring-fenc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
We enjoy outdoor activities. My family will be coming over this year and I will fire up the grill for a delicious BBQ grass-fed beef. We’ll play games like badminton and horseshoes. Now while these games can be fun, they can lead to cuts and bruises. I want to aim you with an unconventional solution for those wounds.  For years now, sugar’s been a dirty word. It’s been blamed for everything from obesity, heart disease and diabetes to tooth decay and acne. But there’s something they don’t know.  Sugar’s better for you than all those artificial sweeteners and substitutes out th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Abstract Obesity and dental caries are increasing epidemics, especially among children and adolescents. This epidemiological observational cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the possible association between body mass index (BMI) and dental caries among 111,792 school children and adolescents in Jiangsu Province. We found that 13.14% participants of the study sample were overweight, and 7.37% were obese. The prevalence of dental caries was 12.95% in overweight and 7.89% in obese students. There were significant differences in caries prevalence by sex, region, age group, and BMI. Overweight and obesity st...
Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences : BES - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Biomed Environ Sci Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - A soda tax has continued to help reduce Mexico’s consumption of unhealthy beverages, researchers say. Purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages were down nearly 10 percent in the second year of the tax, a new study shows. “The tax is working” toward its objective, senior author Shu Wen Ng said in a phone interview. Ng, a health economist and a professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and her team estimated that Mexicans bought 9.7 percent less sugary drinks in 2015 than they would have before the tax took effect. In an effort to wean consumers off sugary drinks and red...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Corn Cornstarch Dr. Davis High-Fructose Weight loss Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat-Free Lifestyle gluten-free grain Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs
Corn (also known as maize) is among the oldest of cultivated grains, dating back 10,000 years to pre-Mayan times in South America. But corn didn’t make it onto European menus until 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought seeds to Spain. Corn was rapidly embraced, largely replacing barley and millet due to its spectacular yield per acre. Widespread, habitual consumption of cornbread and polenta resulted in deficiencies of niacin (vitamin B3) and the amino acids lysine and tryptophan, causing epidemics of pellagra, evidenced as what physicians of the age called “The Four Ds”: dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Corn Cornstarch Dr. Davis High-Fructose Weight loss Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat-Free Lifestyle gluten-free grain Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs
As we come to the end of 2016, many of us start to look back – and reflect. The year has been defining – even redefining – in many ways. Politics, technology and culture have all seen major leaps and in some cases, hurdles. In public health, it’s been a big year for sugar.Global recognition is building for the very real health concerns posed by large and increasing quantities of hidden sugar in our diets. This near-ubiquitous additive found in products from pasta sauces to mayonnaise has been in the headlines and in our discussions. The seemingly innocuous sweet treat raises eyebrows from community ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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