Areca nuts can have deleterious effectsBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7193.1287 (Published 08 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1287
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- Chetan Trivedy, Research fellow,
- Saman Warnakulasuriya, Senior lecturer in oral medicine (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Timothy J Peters, Professor of clinical biochemistry
- King's College Hospital, London SE5 9RW
EDITOR—The United States nurses' study1 and the editorial that accompanies it report some health benefits of eating several helpings of nuts a week. These benefits cannot be generalised to all nuts commonly consumed, and it is important to specify which nuts confer them.
The areca nut (erroneously referred to as the betel nut) is chewed by over 200 million people worldwide—a tenth of the world's population. It is chewed …
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