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Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
reply to post by winterkill
Just goes to show what the agenda really is. I mean why go with fluoride for cavities when vitamin d is such a better alternative.
The review, just published in the journal Nutrition Reviews, covers 24 controlled clinical trials involving about 3,000 kids and spans the years from the 1920s to the 1980s. The trials studied increased vitamin D levels in children by using supplemental UV radiation or by supplementing the children's diets with cod-liver oil or vitamin D supplements. "My main goal was to summarize the clinical trial database so that we could take a fresh look at this vitamin D question," Dr. Philippe Hujoel of the University of Washington, who conducted the review, said in a media statement. This is not the first time vitamin D was thought to stop cavities. Back in 1950, the American Medical Association and the U.S. National Research Council concluded vitamin D was beneficial in reducing dental caries. However, the American Dental Association (the powerful professional and lobbying group of dentists) fought this conclusion and the information about vitamin D reducing cavities basically disappeared -- while dentists aggressively promoted expensive fluoride treatments and continued to drill teeth and fill more and more cavities .