High-fiber fruits reduce risk of gum disease, study says

02/27/2012 | Reuters

A Veterans Affairs study found that bananas, apples and prunes were tied to a lower risk of lost teeth and bone loss linked to receding gums in men older than 65. Researchers reported in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society that one reason may be that high-fiber foods require more chewing, which can increase saliva that removes harmful bacteria.

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