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Tooth decay may increase risk of obesity in children

from Better Health Research

While tooth decay can cause further dental complications, a new study has found that the problem also could increase the risk of obesity in children, according to findings presented at The Endocrine Society's annual meeting. In an effort to discover the link between poor oral hygiene and excess weight gain, researchers enrolled a total of 65 children between the ages of 2 and 5 into a study. All the participants were given a dental exam and had blood taken. more

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