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A Breath Mint Made From ... Coffee?

Personally coffee makes me reach for a breath mint, but apparently it can inhibit the growth of 'bad' bacteria that cause smelly breath.
 
 

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  1. This is a landmark discovery LOL!! "Everybody thinks that coffee causes bad breath," says Prof. Rosenberg, "and it's often true, because coffee, which has a dehydrating effect in the mouth, becomes potent when mixed with milk, and can ferment into smelly substances." But not always. "Contrary to our expectations, we found some components in coffee that actually inhibit bad breath," explains Prof. Rosenberg. The findings were presented last month to members of the International Society for Breath Odor Research in Germany by Yael Gov, a researcher in Prof. Rosenberg's laboratory. Apparently they still need to isolate the bacterial-inhibiting molecule.

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