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Assessment of the differences in masticatory behavior between male and female adolescents

Body Composition Assessment
Scudine KGO et al.
Used Parameters : SMM

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Brazil

Journal : Physiology & Behavior

Chewing behavior may show sex differences; thus, the present study aimed to compare the masticatory aspects and the prediction of masticatory performance between male and female adolescents. Ninety-one healthy subjects (47 girls, 44 boys), caries-free and aged 14–17 years, were included. Masticatory performance and maximal bite force were evaluated using a color-changeable chewing gum and digital gnathodynamometer, respectively. Masticatory behavior was assessed by the subjective aspect of the quality of the masticatory …
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