Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sugar Babes?

Worrying news that there has been, over the last 10 years, a 25% rise in UK children under the age of 4 having to have their milk teeth extracted due to sugar-related decay (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/21/tooth-extractions-rise-among-under-fours). Although the milk teeth are replaced by the adult set, the decay doesn't auger well for the survival of any teeth. It further suggests that the diet is likely to further encourage obesity and the onset of type 2 diabetes. It does seem appropriate to put more effort into encouraging a reduced intake of sugars and improved dental hygiene.

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