Modern Babies Being Born Without Wisdom TEETH, Study Shows

Modern Babies Being Born Without Wisdom TEETH, Study Shows

Modern Babies Being Born Without Wisdom Teeth, Study Shows
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A study has found that modern babies are being born without wisdom teeth as humans continue to evolve.

According to tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror, scientists described the phenomenon as “micro-evolution.”

It happens when evolutionary changes take place in the human body over a short period of time.

Dr. Teghan Lucas of Flinders University said faces are becoming a lot shorter with smaller jaws, leaving less room for teeth.

“This is happening in time as we have learnt to use fire and process foods more,” Lucas explained.

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Aside from shorter faces, the team also found that some people have additional bones in their arms and legs.

Their data also showed a “significant increase” in the prevalence of the median artery since the late 19th century.

“This evolutionary trend will continue in those born 80 years from today, with the median artery becoming common in the human forearm,” Lucas noted.

In another teeth-related story, a new study shows a person must regularly brush teeth to cut risks of developing cancer of the mouth or stomach.

Scientists from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health tracked thousands of people for more than 20 years to uncover the link.

READ: Not Brushing TEETH Increases Cancer Risks, 20-year Study Finds