The Risks in Sweet Solutions to Young Thirsts

By Janet Raloff, 15:49 PM April 15, 2008

Babies seem to be born with a sweet tooth–one that many adults retain. However, parents and caregivers who indulge a child's appetite for sugary drinks may be fostering cavities in their children's teeth, a new study finds.

That idea may seem like a no-brainer, acknowledges nutritionist Teresa Marshall of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. However, she notes, there have been almost no published data to prove this, except for a few studies focusing on fruit juice. Her new data from a...

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