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Old 01-27-2017, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Shagnasty View Post
One area where primitive diets were superior to modern ones was dental hygiene. Dental carries (cavities) were fairly rare in societies that did not have ready access to refined sugar and still are in the relatively few places where that is still true.
This is very true, but dental issues other than carries could be problems - the ancient Egyptians for example literally ground their teeth away, probably largely due to abrasives present in their rather montonous diet. No cite but I believe this was still an issue in medieval society, since stone-ground bread didn't go out of style until relatively late. So fewer cavities and whiter teeth, but worse abrasion and wear, probably leading to a lot of pain and tooth loss later in life.

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