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Daily lifestyles and anti-mutagenicity of saliva.
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PMID:  21432284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between lifestyle and the antimutagenicity of saliva.
METHODS: Subjects were 52 healthy female university students. The collection of the saliva samples and the lifestyle measurements were carried out for them. The anti-mutagenicity of the saliva was measured using the umu test.
RESULTS: With regard to the lifestyle items, only "nutrient balance" tended to contribute positively to the inhibiting capacity of the saliva on the mutagenicity of AF-2. In addition, there was a significant inverse correlation between the score of 7 other items and the inhibiting capacity of the saliva (r=-0.32; p<0.05). We also found a significant relation between their tea and/or coffee consumption and the inhibiting capacity of the saliva.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that the inhibiting capacity of saliva worked to decrease mutagen levels that were enhanced by poor lifestyle. In addition, "nutrient balance" may contribute to the inhibiting capacity of the saliva independent of 7 other items. With regard to the tea and/or coffee consumption. further studies should be carried out.
Masahiro Toda; Kanehisa Morimoto; Sei-Ichi Nakamura; Kazuo Hayakawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental health and preventive medicine     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1342-078X     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Health Prev Med     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609642     Medline TA:  Environ Health Prev Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Social and Environmental Mediciae, Osaka University Gradaate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamada-Oka, 565-0871, Suita, Osaka, Japan.
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