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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 Coronary Artery Disease Prevention

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Jane's Blog Coronary Artery Disease Prevention

According to the CDC Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths Heart disease is preventable, even when heart disease runs in your family. Sadly though most people don’t think it will ever happen to them until they are being carted off to the emergency room by an ambulance. Also most people think if they have their cholesterol in a normal range they are safe....

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