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Betel Nut Chewers In Guam Risk Health Due To Sociocultural Pressures

Betel or areca nut chewing has been  linked to  oral and oropharyngeal cancer, oral lesions, oral lukoplakia and submucous fibrosis, gum disease, along with cancer of the pharynx and oesophagus. But despite awareness of the health risks, the practice persists especially in regions of the Western Pacific.  A survey conducted among current and former betel …

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Chewing On The Health Implications Of Betel Nuts

Betel nut is a masticatory drug used by more than 600 million people worldwide. Despite having addictive qualities similar to tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol, not much research has been done by Western literature.  More commonly used in Far East Asia, India, and the South Pacific, betel nut chewing was originally a remedy to relieve tapeworms …

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