Oral health food can help prevent oral cancers and other health conditions, including colon cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The study found that the oral health foods were better than the alternatives, such as conventional and natural food.
“The studies that we’ve done have shown that foods with antioxidant properties can have a lot of health benefits,” Dr. Michael T. Fuchs, an associate professor of clinical nutrition at UCSD, told News24.
“And they can also help people who are at high risk of oral cancer, for instance, older adults and people with oral conditions.”
The research found that there were four key health benefits of oral health food: it’s better for the oral cavity, it can prevent cavities and gum disease, it’s lower in saturated fat and calories, and it has fewer calories and more fiber than other foods.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve had a good randomized controlled trial to compare oral health and diet,” said Dr. T. R. Nunn, a professor of preventive medicine at UCSR, the study’s senior author.
The researchers looked at a large study of about 3,500 adults over 18 years.
Participants had to consume a combination of a variety of foods in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Each participant was randomly assigned to consume one of two diets, one containing a diet rich in vitamins and minerals, the other a low-fat diet.
The results showed that the combination diet had a much lower intake of saturated fat, fewer calories, less saturated fat per serving, and more fibre per serving than the low-carbohydrate diet.
Additionally, the diet with antioxidants also had a lower intake than the diet without antioxidants.
These findings, combined with the data from the Cochrane Collaboration that showed antioxidants are helpful for protecting the oral mucosa, support the idea that oral health is one of the key ways that people can improve their oral health.
The diet that has antioxidants had a significant benefit, even after adjusting for the potential health risks of certain foods, Dr. Fuss said.
The next step is to see if this strategy can work in people who don’t have oral conditions.
The first study will look at the effects of the antioxidants on the immune system.
Other studies will look to see how long the oral intake of the foods lasts.
If it lasts for a long enough time, Dr Fuchs said it could mean the difference between health and disease.
For instance, the antioxidants can help reduce inflammation, which can lead to diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Nun said that while people who have oral health conditions could benefit from eating foods with antioxidants, those with healthy oral health could be at higher risk of cancer and other oral health problems.
“We need to continue to be vigilant about ensuring that we’re giving people the right foods that will provide the benefits and the best health benefits they can have,” she said.
“But if we can do it in the context of a healthy lifestyle, then we have a very strong foundation.”
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