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EFSA proposes adequate intake levels for fluoride, molybdenum

7:44 AM MDT | August 8, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published its first advice on micronutrients, consisting of vitamins and minerals, the authority says. EFSA's nutrition experts have continued their work on dietary reference values (DRV) by publishing opinions on the minerals fluoride and molybdenum. Fluoride forms no essential function in human growth and development. No signs of fluoride deficiency have been identified. The role of fluoride in the prevention of dental caries has been known for years, although fluoride is not essential for tooth...

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