PMID: 42238Jan 1, 1979

The effects on caries in animal experiments when reducing sugar in cola-drinks(author's transl)

Zahn-, Mund-, und Kieferheilkunde mit Zentralblatt
H J MaiwaldW Tietze


The effect of stepwise sugar reduction in cola drinks was tested in a programmed animal experiment using Wistar rats. In a parallel study the pH-decrease at different sucrose concentrations was measured in vitro using a plaque model system which involved s. mutans (strain OMZ 176). The reduction of sugar contents by 20%, 33% und 42% results in a lower acid production by s. mutans strain connected with a decrease of the experimental produced caries. For this reason the sugar restriction in cola drinks will be seen as a contribution towards an improvement of dental health.

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