Navigation Links
Compounds in Licorice Can Fight Tooth Decay

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles say that certain compounds found in licorice have the ability to prevent cavity formation in teeth.// The scientists found that two compounds found in plant roots that are potent inhibitors of Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria that is responsible for tooth decay.

This plant root is used to manufacture licorice candy. The details of this study are to appear in the Feb. 24 print version of the Journal of Natural Products, a monthly peer-reviewed joint publication of the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Pharmacognosy. Qing-Yi Lu, Ph.D., a chemist at UCLA's School of Medicine, and Wenyuan Shi, Ph.D, a microbiologist at UCLA's School of Dentistry, who authored this study say that further studies are needed to confirm the usefulness of the compound. They added that if it was verified, then licorice could be used in mouthwashes and toothpastes. Licorice is recognized as an important herb in Chinese medicine, but is now finding use in Western medicine and researchers are now looking at it with interest since it is linked with preventing inflammation, ulcers and even cancer.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Breathing Cancer Causing Compounds During Pregnancy Found To Affect Offspring
2. Compounds Found In The Vegetable Broccoli Could Have Anti-Cancer Properties
3. Adding Sorghum Compounds To Dietary Supplements May Help Lower Cholesterol
4. Sugars Could Contain Key Cancer Inhibiting Compounds
5. Five New Anti-Inflammatory Compounds Produced By Indian Scientists
6. Compounds In Legume May Be Helpful In Treating Cancer
7. Beans Devoid Of Flatulence Causing Compounds Would Soon Hit The Market
8. CLA Compounds Fight Diabetes
9. Two Chemical Compounds Restore Healthy Glucose Levels In Obese Mice
10. Breakthrough In The Identity Of Compounds That Encourage Stem Cell Growth
11. New Device Against Harmful Compounds in Air
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2017)... ... ... heatwave currently bearing down on Northern California pushing temperatures to the maximum, many people are ... with laser hair removal. , The process of summer waxing and constantly shaving unwanted ... want to do is get out, dive in and cool off. There is a way ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... The weather is heating up and ... and business owners should be aware that the summer months provide more than warmer ... locks and keys can be negatively affected from direct exposure to the sun. When ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Yesterday, U.S. Senate Republicans ... to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like the bill narrowly ... to Medicaid, a public health insurance program for low-income children, pregnant women, parents ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Everybody has their own personal preference when ... read it, and some people don't like it at all. FindaTopDoc took a look ... , Erotic literature can give readers a taste of their deepest, darkest fantasies and ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... 21 Middle East and South Asia Leaders Selected as Eisenhower Fellows ... civil society in 11 countries across the Middle East and South Asia to embark ... of knowledge and ideas with the leading minds in their fields. , For ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/11/2017)... and Company (NYSE: LLY ) announced today ... an investigational treatment for the prevention of episodic and ... endpoints for galcanezumab compared to placebo at both studied ... REGAIN) will be presented today at the American Headache ... . "The detailed Phase 3 ...
(Date:6/9/2017)... , June 9, 2017 More than 400 ... effort to help spread lessons learned from clinical research ... Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... second phase of the Bringing Research in Diabetes to ... commitment to helping people with diabetes effectively manage their ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... June 8, 2017  StatLab Medical Products ... and manufacturer of diagnostic supplies for the ... Cressey & Company LP ("Cressey & Company"), ... a growth-focused investment in the Company. Cressey ... position from selling shareholder, Prairie Capital, L.P., ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: