Floss for Better Cardio Health

December 20, 2008 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Floss for Better Cardio Health
It is simple enough – floss and brush every day or it could be the cause of future cardiovascular disease. Numerous studies support this statement. The latest one shows that improving oral hygiene in generally healthy people directly reverses changes in arteries1 that otherwise lead to heart disease.

I reported earlier this year on research explaining how bacteria from your mouth enter your circulation, provoke platelets to stick together around the bacteria and form a sticky shield, generate inflammation, and wreak havoc with your cardiovascular health.

This is not a secondary cardiovascular health issue – if it is a problem it is a primary issue.


Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Flossing Improves Artery Health  FASEB Journal  Stefania Piconi, Daria Trabattoni, Cristina Luraghi, Edoardo Perilli, Manuela Borelli, Michela Pacei, Giuliano Rizzardini, Antonella Lattuada, Dorothy H. Bray, Mariella Catalano, Antonella Sparaco, and Mario Clerici
  2. ^ Q10 and Gum Disease  Res Commun Chem Pathol Pharmacol.   Wilkinson EG, Arnold RM, Folkers K, Hansen I, Kishi H.

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