Early childhood caries and intake of 100 percent fruit juice: Data from NHANES, 1999- 2004

Clemencia Vargas, DDS, PhD; Bruce Dye, DDS; Catherine Kolasny, BS; et al.
Journal of the American Dental Association. December 2014; 145(12): 1254-1261.

Dental researchers at the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry in Baltimore analyzed data from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 2,290 preschool children aged 2 through 5 years. They used logistic models for caries to assess the association between caries and intake of 100 percent fruit juice.

Key Findings: Researchers found no association between intake of 100% fruit juice and early childhood caries (ECC). These results are consistent with those of other studies and show that consumption of 100% fruit juice is not associated with early childhood caries.

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