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International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine, 2023, 5(5); doi: 10.25236/IJFM.2023.050508.

A Review of Current Research on the Effects of Betel Nut Consumption on Oral Mucosal Health


Rui Liu

Corresponding Author:
Rui Liu

College of Life Science and Technology, Wuhan Polytechnic University, Wuhan, Hubei, 430023, China


Betel nut (Areca catechu) is a widely chewed plant that is grown and eaten in Asia and the Pacific. Prolonged consumption of betel nut may lead to oral health problems such as oral mucosal damage and oral fibrosis. The aim of this review paper is to examine the current state of research on the effects of betel nut on oral mucosal health, particularly in relation to oral injury and oral fibrosis.


Betel nut, Oral mucosa, Injury, Fibrosis, Oral cancer

Cite This Paper

Rui Liu. A Review of Current Research on the Effects of Betel Nut Consumption on Oral Mucosal Health. International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine (2023), Vol. 5, Issue 5: 49-54. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFM.2023.050508.


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