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Brush Your Teeth & Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Written by Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Researchers have discovered a new link between gum disease and heart disease that may help find ways to save lives.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. However, many people with cardiovascular disease have none of the common risk factors such as smoking, obesity and high cholesterol. Recent evidence suggests that chronic infection is associated with atherosclerosis – the main cause of heart attacks due to hardening and thickening of the arteries.

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