Expectant Mothers, Eat Cheese for Baby's Dental Health
We always knew that calcium was good for our teeth and bones, but a recent study took things a bit further, proving that expectant mothers who eat cheese and other dairy products are more likely to have children with good dental health. Sounds good to us!
Researchers tracked 315 Japanese mother-and-child pairs, recording prenatal diets and dental examinations of children between 41 and 50 months of age.
The study, believed to be the first of its kind, found a strong connection between both cheese and total dairy consumption during pregnancy and decreased risk of childhood dental caries, such as tooth decay and cavities. The children of women who consumed more cheese during pregnancy had fewer dental problems than women who didn’t. Similar findings were uncovered for prenatal dairy consumption.