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Heart disease influenced by poor oral hygiene

Periodontitis, or gum disease, can more than triple the risk of the person suffering from a heart attack or stroke and is also associated with diabetes. It causes an elevation in lipoproteins in the blood, with low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) contribute to atherosclerosis, or artery hardening and narrowing.

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Date: 4 December 2005

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