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to make superficially more acceptable or appealing

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A natural sweetener called birch sugar helps to prevent some ear infections when given to young children, Finnish researchers report in the October Pediatrics.
Preschoolers receiving 8 to 10 grams of birch sugar five times each day--in either lozenges or pieces of gum--came, down with fewer middle ear infections over 3 months than playmates who daily received gum sweetened with sucrose and containing only a trace of birch sugar, says study coauthor Matti K.
Among 179 getting birch sugar gum, 29 children had 44 ear infections.
Also good for baking is xylitol, which sounds like an artificial chemical but is actually birch sugar.