Sugar Alcohol Sweeteners as Alternatives to Sugar with Special Consideration of Xylitol

@article{Mkinen2011SugarAS,
  title={Sugar Alcohol Sweeteners as Alternatives to Sugar with Special Consideration of Xylitol},
  author={K. M{\"a}kinen},
  journal={Medical Principles and Practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={303 - 320}
}
  • K. Mäkinen
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Medical Principles and Practice
Introduction: Dental caries is a diet-associated disease which continues to be a serious health problem in most industrialized and developing countries. [...] Key Result Combinations of xylitol and erythritol may reduce the incidence of caries more effectively than either alditol alone. Conclusions: Partial sugar substitution with polyols is an important dietary tool in the prevention of dental caries that should be used to enhance existing fluoride-based caries prevention programmes. The most effective method…Expand
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