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Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd. 2015 Jan;122(1):51-5. doi: 10.5177/ntvt.2015.01.14161.

[Stevia in the fight against dental caries].

[Article in Dutch; Abstract available in Dutch from the publisher]


in English, Dutch

Stevia is a natural, non-caloric sweetener of plant origin. The sweetening power of stevia is several hundred times larger than that of table sugar (sucrose). On the basis of available research, the European Food Safety Authority concluded that stevia is safe for human consumption. Since then, stevia has been approved as a sweetener for the European market. As a substitute for sucrose, stevia can contribute to a reduced caloric intake and can play a role in the prevention and/or treatment of metabolic disorders. In addition, stevia is non-cariogenic and is, moreover, affordable. Promoting the consumption of stevia can therefore be a preventive means of fighting dental caries.

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