Rice as a vehicle for dietary fluoride uptake

J. McIntyre, P. Williams, H. D. Ha, S. Najee, V. T. Anh, G. Ivanow, H. Ngo, M. Fraser

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


The objective of this study was to analyze aspects of the metabolism and bio-availability of fluoride after consumption of a sample of polished white rice containing 5.6 ppm fluoride ion. Up to 400 g of fluoridated rice was consumed by three volunteer adult subjects over specific time periods on two separate occasions. Saliva concentrations were elevated immediately and remained so 90 minutes following ingestion, among other indications. It was concluded that polished rice has the potential to be a useful vehicle for dietary fluoride transport.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-607
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Dentistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Rice as a vehicle for dietary fluoride uptake'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this