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This historical analysis looked at the relationship between the sugar industry and the National Caries Program (NCP). The NCP was launched in 1971, and was notable for glaring omissions regarding the role of sugar in contributing to tooth decay. The authors conclude that public policy initiatives be carefully evaluated in order to ensure that industry interests do not supersede public health goals.



PLoS Med. 2015 Mar 10;12(3):e1001798.    (retrieved Mar, 2015). There are currently 999 pearls in the database. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, mistakes can and do occur. Use databank at your own risk. All pearls © 2020 by the Internet Medical Association. Click Here to view more medical pearls.