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Put Culture In Your Life AND Reduce Bad Breath: Eat Yoghurt!

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April 6, 2005
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Nternational & American Association For Dental Research
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Investigators from Tsurumi University (Yokohama, Japan) presented results from a study investigating the effects of eating sugar-free traditional yoghurt on the components of oral malodor and harmful bacteria.

Baltimore, Maryland (March 10, 2005) -- Eating traditional yoghurt reduces the bacteria that cause bad breath.

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Reporting today at the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening at the Baltimore Convention Center, investigators from Tsurumi University (Yokohama, Japan) presented results from a study investigating the effects of eating sugar-free traditional yoghurt on the components of oral malodor and harmful bacteria.

They found that the levels of volatile sulfide compounds, namely, hydrogen sulfide, decreased in 80% of the volunteers after six weeks. Further, the plaque and gingival indices in the yoghurt-eating volunteers were significantly lower than in the nonyoghurt-eating group with bad breath.

The results suggest that eating traditional yoghurt may reduce the components of oral malodor and harmful bacteria.

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This is a summary of abstract #920, by K. Hojo and co-workers, from Tsurumi University, Yokohama, Japan, to be presented at 2 p.m. in Exhibit Hall E-F of the Baltimore Convention Center, during the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research.


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Nternational & American Association For Dental Research. (2005, April 6). Put Culture In Your Life AND Reduce Bad Breath: Eat Yoghurt!. ScienceDaily. Retrieved December 22, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/03/050326005904.htm
Nternational & American Association For Dental Research. "Put Culture In Your Life AND Reduce Bad Breath: Eat Yoghurt!." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/03/050326005904.htm (accessed December 22, 2014).

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