Thursday, November 24, 2005

Cranberry News

Picking up on some intellectual journal (Caries Research -- on your magazine stand between FHM and Maxim) Reuters reports that cranberries may prevent tooth decay.
It trots out Hyun Koo, an oral biologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.

"There's potential to find compounds there that prevent dental cavities. ... The biggest problem with any cranberry product is the (food) industry -- they add sugar. Sugar is the main enemy in causing cavities."

They load them up with sugar because cranberries taste like crap.
But sure, for now cranberries prevent caries. Then we will start eating them year-round, get hooked and then some scientist will say they cause cancer.
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Cross posted at Don Surber

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