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According to one study done by the University of Otago in New Zealand. They had this to say:
"Our analysis showed no significant differences in IQ by fluoride exposure, even before controlling for the other factors that might influence
scores. In line with other studies, we found breastfeeding was associated with higher child IQ, and this was regardless of whether children grew up in
fluoridated or non-fluoridated areas."
Drawing data from a large study of 1,000 people born in Dunedin in New Zealand during 1972-1973 - the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study - researchers
from the University of Otago compared the IQs of study participants who grew up in suburbs with and without fluoridated water. They also took into
account to what extent the participants were exposed to fluoride toothpaste or tablets while growing up.
Dr. Broadbent suggests that studies finding an association between water fluoridation and reduced IQ tend to have used poor research methodology with
a high risk of bias. Speaking to Medical News Today, he said of the Harvard study: "The authors stated that each of the articles reviewed had
deficiencies, in some cases rather serious. It is a meta-analysis based on poor quality research."
He adds that the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study, by comparison, is world-renowned for the quality of its data and rigor of its analysis.
In conclusion, Dr. Broadbent says:
"Our findings will hopefully help to put another nail in the coffin of the complete canard that fluoridating water is somehow harmful to children's
development. In reality, the total opposite is true, as it helps reduce the tooth decay blighting the childhood of far too many New Zealanders."
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SO... Tests from this university declares that the amount of fluoride in the water supply cannot be equated to the lowering of IQ. Whats your
PS. Googled the University, looked at their wiki page, scrolled to the bottom. Found some interesting stuff ranging from behavioral issues, couch
burning, riots, code of conduct reviews and protests. Not saying that has anything to do with there academic qualifications,or that they are exempt
from any other Uni here. I know some of you might look to dig some dirt on this report.