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Even Low Levels of Sugar Consumption Will Lead to Dental Caries


Background: There have been no well-conducted longitudinal, prospective cohort studies to demonstrate the relationship between sugar consumption and caries. Objective: To assess whether sugar consumption affects dental caries in children between the ages of 6 and 18 years. Methods: A random sample of 400 six-year-olds was recruited from a cohort of children that were enrolled in a longitudinal growth and development study in 1993 in Brazil. The children had dental examinations at a more...
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