Calcium Intake During Pregnancy Reduces Tooth Decay in Children

Previous research has indicated the impact of maternal nutrition during pregnancy on the development of chronic disease in the offspring later on in life…. Furthermore, maternal nutrition may also reduce dental caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities, in the offspring.

Bergel et al. conducted a follow-up study of a 1987 randomized controlled trial, which evaluated the effect of calcium supplementation during pregnancy to reduce hypertensive disorders.

The analysis of the questionnaire revealed that there were no relevant differences in regards to dental care of the children between the placebo group and treatment group. This increases the possibility that tooth decay in this population was attributable to a lack of calcium supplementation during pregnancy…. The researchers concluded that calcium supplementation during pregnancy portrayed a significant reduction in tooth decay at 12 years of age.

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