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Periodontal disease may raise risk of CV events

PET and CT scans on 304 people linked periodontitis to a higher risk of cardiovascular events, researchers reported in the Journal of Periodontology. "If you're in the age zone for cardiovascular disease or have known cardiovascular disease, ignoring your periodontal disease can actually be dangerous and may increase your risk for a heart attack," said study author Dr. Thomas Van Dyke.

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