Obesity Helps Cause Periodontal Disease

April 16, 2009 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Obesity Helps Cause Periodontal Disease
A new study following 36,903 men for 16 years has shown that obesity significantly increases the risk for periodontal disease1. Back in Spetmeber of 2008 I reported the precise mechanism by which periodontal disease increases the risk for heart disease. Taken together these studies pain a clear picture of one of the ways in which obesity causes heart disease.

The moral of the story is floss and brush every day if you want to live longer – it isn't that much work for so much benefit.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Obesity and Periodontal Disease  87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research.  M. Jimenez et al.

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