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Health.com: 15 Weird Things Linked to Heart Attacks

Gum Disease

Studies have shown that people with gum disease can have up to 25% greater risk of heart disease than people with good dental health.

The connection is thought to be mouth bacteria, which can trigger chronic inflammation in the blood vessels. “If you have disease in the vessels in one place in your body, you have them in other vessels as well,” Dr. Wood says.

(Credit: Health.com)
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