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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Meat may help to lower the incidence of demineralization and white spots on teeth

This study was published in Minerva Stomatologica 2010 Nov-Dec;59(11-12):583-91
Study title and authors:
Oral implications of the vegan diet: observational study.
Laffranchi L, Zotti F, Bonetti S, Dalessandri D, Fontana P.
Doctoral school in "Medicine and Experimental Therapy", Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
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The aim of this study was to investigate oral changes in subjects who have assumed a vegan diet (a diet completely lacking in meat and foods of animal origin) for a long time. The study included 15 subjects, aged 24 to 60 year, who had been following a vegan diet for a minimum of 18 months to a maximum of 20 years, and 15 age- and sex-matched control subjects who consumed food of animal origin.

The study revealed that those eating meat and foods of animal origin had a lower incidence of demineralization and white spots on their teeth compared to vegans.