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The cariostatic potential of cheese: cooked cheese-containing meals increase plaque calcium concentration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10654441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Eating cheese by itself increases plaque calcium concentration - which is probably one mechanism of the well-established action of cheese in reducing experimental caries. The objective of the present study was to determine whether consumption of cheese as part of a cooked, mixed meal (ie as it is habitually consumed) is able to increase plaque calcium concentration. DESIGN: Plaque samples were obtained from 16 adult volunteers before and 5 minutes after consumption of either a 15 g cube of cheese, one of two cheese-containing test meals, or one of two control meals. Each subject tested each of the four meals on a separate occasion. Plaque calcium concentration was measured using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. RESULTS: The test meals increased plaque calcium concentrations to a significantly greater magnitude than the control meals (P < 0.05). A non-significant trend was observed towards a larger magnitude of change in plaque calcium concentration in the 8 subjects with the lowest, compared with the 8 subjects with the highest baseline concentration. CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that cheese-containing meals increase plaque calcium concentration and thus probably protect against dental caries.
Authors:
P J Moynihan; S Ferrier; G N Jenkins
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  187     ISSN:  0007-0610     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-16     Completed Date:  2000-02-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  664-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
The Dental School, Newcastle upon Tyne.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Calcium / analysis*
Cariostatic Agents*
Cheese*
Cookery
Dental Plaque / chemistry*
Female
Food
Humans
Male
Spectrophotometry, Atomic
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cariostatic Agents; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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