Reason to smile
a research by Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition (nin) could alleviate the suffering of about 62 million Indians, who are consuming unhealthy quantities of fluoride. According to a study, Effect of tamarind ingestion on fluoride excretion in humans, intake of tamarind via food delays the progression of fluorosis by enhancing urinary excretion of fluoride in humans. The study is a continuation of an earlier study conducted on dogs, which showed beneficial effect of tamarind ingestion by way of increased urinary excretion and decreased retention in bones.
The present study has been carried out on a group of 18 boys randomly selected from social welfare hostels in two districts of Andhra Pradesh