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Department of Nutrition & Dietetics

Awareness Program on Nutrition and Oral Health


Nutrition awareness program was conducted in collaboration with SIG Dental Cariology, Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, JSS Dental College and Hospital for school children and parents with reference to dental health. Awareness on how the unhealthy eating habits can cause dental caries which in turn can lead to malnutrition- including both over nutrition and undernutrition which is the primary cause for any metabolic disease was provided. Hence, informed good eating habits along with good hygiene practices can help in bringing down the growth of unhealthy oral microorganisms. Oral microbiome composition may comprise a novel factors beyond effects of metabolic, hormonal and inflammatory dysregulation in obesity, that impacts taste cell signaling and renewal, which in turn contribute to reduced taste perception usually observed in obesity, possibly driving food consumption, caloric intake and ultimately, weight accumulation

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