Environmental influences on the trace element content of teeth--implications for disease and nutritional status.

@article{Brown2004EnvironmentalIO,
  title={Environmental influences on the trace element content of teeth--implications for disease and nutritional status.},
  author={Catriona J. Brown and Simon R N Chenery and Barry Smith and Carol Mason and Andrew Tomkins and Graham J. Roberts and Louise Sserunjogi and John V Tiberindwa},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={49 9},
  pages={705-17}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the trace element content of children's primary teeth from Uganda and the UK. The Ugandan teeth were from children living in an area where endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF), a cardiac disease, is prevalent. The latter has been putatively linked to insufficient magnesium intake and excess cerium exposure. Primary teeth were collected from 21 Ugandan and 27 UK children. The crowns and roots of the teeth were separated and the former digested and analysed for… CONTINUE READING

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