Friday, May 28, 2010

Brush Your Teeth or Risk Heart Attack

The British Medical Journal reported on a study of  toothbrushing and found that people with poor oral hygiene had an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack.  We have known for the last two decades that inflammation plays an important role in atherosclerosis.  Markers of low grade inflammation like C reactive protein, are also shown to be higher in heart disease.

The Scottish

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