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Gum disease could affect pregnancy chances

from The Huffington Post

Gum disease could increase the amount of time it takes for a woman to get pregnant, experts say. Women with gum disease take, on average, two months longer to get pregnant than women with good oral health, said reproductive medicine professor Roger Hart, of the University of Western Australia. Hart explained his research at the recent annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. The study previously had been published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Hart and his colleagues looked at the pregnancy planning and outcome information for 3,416 women in Australia. They found that women who had gum disease took a little bit more than seven months to get pregnant, while women without gum disease took only five months to conceive, on average. more

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