Study: Dental Health Linked to Dementia Risk
Posted on August 21, 2012
Citing a new US study, Reuters reports that people who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life.
Researchers at the University of California who followed nearly 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year-period found that those who reported brushing their teeth less than once a day were up to 65% more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed daily.
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