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Soft Food May Lead to a Mouth With Too Many Teeth, University of Kent Study


11/22/2011 7:12:57 AM

Teenagers facing the purgatory of braces to fix their misaligned teeth might be able to blame bread for their predicament. Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel at the University of Kent, UK, measured the shape of 295 human lower jaws from museum specimens. Those that came from agricultural societies were smaller, on average, than those that came from hunter-gatherer societies – although all carried the same number of teeth.

Read at New Scientist

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