Lactic acid use in sugar-free candy reduces dental risks

12/5/2013 | (France)

Research from Organo Balance and BASF found that using a lactic acid bacterium in sugar-free candy improved oral health, and the two organizations plan to commercialize a PB bacteria under the brand name "pro-t-action." The study split participants into three groups, and each group consumed placebo candy or candy containing either 1 or 2 mg of PB per piece four times in the next day and a half. Those that consumed the PB candy had lower levels of a bacteria that causes dental caries.

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