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Dental Biorhythm is Associated with Adolescent Weight Gain

August 22, 2022
by UNIVERSITY OF KENT


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Research led by the University of Kent has discovered evidence of a biorhythm in human primary teeth that is associated with weight gain during adolescence.

An international research team led by Dr Patrick Mahoney at Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation discovered the biorhythm in primary ‘milk’ molars (Retzius periodicity [RP]) is related to aspects of physical development during early adolescence. A faster dental biorhythm produced smaller gains in weight and mass.

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