Diet and the Teeth*


    a result of numerous experiments, Mrs. Mellanby has shown that there is an intimate relationship between the structure of the teeth in dogs and the composition of the diet, more especially its vitamin D content (see NATURE, vol. 125, p. 604; 1930). In further work she has now demonstrated a relation between diet and the structure of the teeth in rabbits and rats, as well as one between diet and certain forms of dental disease in dogs and other animals.

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    Diet and the Teeth*. Nature 127, 977–978 (1931).

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