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Gum Disease May Raise Cancer Risk

Previous studies have shown a possible link between gum disease and an increased risk of developing heart disease. Now scientists have discovered that gum disease, once thought of as a fairly benign condition, can also increase your risk of certain types of cancer! That's the findings of a recent study published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet Oncology. In the study, researchers tracked male health professionals for nearly two decades. All of the health professionals had a history of gum disease. By the end of the study, researchers found that the health professionals had a 14 percent overall greater risk of developing cancer compared to men who do not have gum disease.
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Health Tip of the Day

Do you need to lower your LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels? If so, try eating more tomatoes. That's because recent research conducted by scientists in Finland shows that adding tomatoes or tomato products (including ketchup) to one's diet can reduce LDL cholesterol levels by more than 10 percent.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Attention men, if your mother, sister, or daughter test positive for either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 breast cancer gene, this means that you have nearly two to three times the risk of developing prostate cancer compared to men with female family members who do not test positive for either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 breast cancer gene. Read more health tips...
High Blood Sugar Equals Diabetes?
This is a question I am asked quite a bit in my medical practice. There are a number of things to take into consideration in order to answer it properly. It really is a three part question. continued inside...

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