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Old 06-18-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Toothbrushing Less Than Twice a Day Linked to Increased CV Risk

Might have relevance to cancer due to inflammation connection

http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/...s&uac=124502MT


The researchers say: "To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to show an association between a single-item self-reported measure of toothbrushing and incident cardiovascular disease in a large representative sample of adults without overt cardiovascular disease."
They add: "Our study suggests a possible role of poor oral hygiene in the risk of cardiovascular disease via systemic inflammation. Raised inflammatory and homoeostatic responses as well as lipid metabolism disturbance caused by periodontal infection might be possible pathways underlying the observed association between periodontal disease and the increased risk for cardiovascular disease."
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