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    Turns Out You Can Run From Dental Problems

    A workout a day keeps the dentist at bay, it seems. Researchers have found new links between our oral and general health that should inspire a bit more flossing and a lot more trips to the gym. Obese people are six times more likely to develop severe gum diseases, scientists say, thanks to fat cell-triggered inflammation that damages the body’s natural immunity. Researchers have also discovered links between periodontal and cardiovascular diseases, prompting them to argue that gum checkups should be added to general health screenings.

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