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Gum Disease Associated with Increased Risk of Death

Better pay attention to your gums… next

Gum Disease May Be Associated With Earlier Death In Older Women, Study Suggests

Susan Scutti reporting for CNN stated that research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests “gum disease and tooth loss are connected to a higher risk of early death in women past the age of menopause.”

Roibert Preidt in Healthday added that investigators “tracked data on more than 57,000 women aged 55 and older.” The researchers found that “a history of gum disease was associated with a 12 percent higher risk of death from any cause.”

Comment: Periodontal disease is a killer.

High Fiber Diet Reduces Risk Of Dying

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High-Fiber Diet May Reduce Risk Of Dying From Chronic Diseases, Some Cancers.

Carla Johnson writing for the Associated Press reported, “Eat more fiber and you just may live longer,” according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The analysis, based on data from “388,000 adults,” who participated in a study conducted by NIH and AARP, found that people who met the national dietary guidelines for fiber intake “were less likely to die during a nine-year follow-up period.” Angela Haupt and Katherine Hobson writing in US News and World Report on the same study commented that lead author Dr. Yikyung Park suggested that fiber reduces the risk of early death because it “lowers levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, improves blood glucose levels, reduces inflammation, and binds to potential cancer-causing agents, helping to flush them out of the body.”

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