Children may adapt their eating habits to their oral health.
A group of researchers at the University of Queensland Children’s Nutrition Research Centre and School of Dentistry are conducting a study analyzing this issue. There have been studies regarding this phenomenon in the past, but the possibility of people adapting their eating habits to their oral health was only looked at for adults.
According to a study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, one’s diet is impacted by dental problems.
The goal of this particular study is to find out if indeed children with some form of decay or other dental problem change their appetite accordingly. The study will also focus on the impact these changes have on the child’s body and if they become more susceptible to long-term illnesses later in life.
If these findings appear to be true, screening tests and prevention programs could be created for children vulnerable to these issues.