Germs, your mouth and your risk of heart attack

Knoxville (WVLT) - According to a new study, the more germs in your mouth, the more likely you'll have a heart attack.

Researchers looked at heart attack victims and healthy volunteers and found that the heart patients had more bacteria in their mouths.

The findings add to a growing body of evidence linking oral hygiene with overall health.


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