Micronutrients protect against gingivitis

Down Regulation of MMP-2 Expressionand Invasion Potential of HumanGingival Fibroblasts

This study analyzed the effect of a combination of vitamin C, amino acids and green tea extract on gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). The experiments were performed using human cells. The researchers found that the tested micronutrient combination had a great potential in preventing and treating gingivitis. Further details can be found in the study.
MW Roomi, V Ivanov, A Niedzwiecki, M Rath. Down Regulation of MMP-2 Expression and Invasion Potential of Human Gingival Fibroblasts. XXVIII Scientific Meeting of the South African Division of the International Association for Dental Research, Pretoria, South Africa, September 2-3, 2004. Conference proceedings, Abstract #37, pg 42.


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