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Jane’s Blog Gum Disease Increases the Risk of Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Jane’s Blog  Gum Disease Increases the Risk of Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.

According to Cleveland Clinic some studies show that the type of bacteria that causes gum disease can move into the bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body. Studies have shown this elevates C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation, in blood vessels that leads to an increase of heart disease. Studies have indicated people with gum disease have two to three times the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other serious cardiovascular event. 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease (periodontal disease). Bacteria forms on the teeth and grows down into the space between the...

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Jane’s Blog The Importance of Sleep

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Jane’s Blog  The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is essential for overall health and repair of the body including development, energy conservation, brain waste clearance, modulation of immune responses, cognition, performance, vigilance, disease, mood, and mental health. Sleep is important to several brain functions, including how nerve cells (neurons) communicate with each other. The brain and body stay remarkably active during sleep. Many studies suggest that it plays a housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake. Research has shown that regions of the brain that are highly active during intensive learning tend to show more activity during subsequent sleep. In 2017 a study...

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