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Junk Food, Bad Oral Health Produce Higher Risk of Premature Heart Disease

There is increasing evidence that the combination of eating bad food and poor oral health result in a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

That’s why consuming sugar, something that appears in most fizzy drinks, should be something people consume less frequently, according to a report in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Large amounts of sugar consumption can result in periodontal disease when combined with poor oral health. The supporting bone around the teeth can also be destroyed. Chronic infection thanks to gum disease can produce an inflammatory response, leading to heart disease.

The high levels of salts and fats, combined with the sugar content in junk food, basically give these types of foods and beverages no redeeming quality. In an ideal world, people would cut these things out of their diet entirely.

The issue previously came to the forefront based on the sugar ban in New York. In other cities and countries around the world, however, there is often little done to discourage the drinking of sugary beverages.

It’s essential to make sure people are properly educated about all the damaging effects that can come from junk food. That way, more people will begin to make an effort to cut these things out of their diet.

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