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Study: Heavy mouthwash use linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

A new study out of Harvard University makes a baffling connection between mouthwash and type 2 diabetes.  Mouthwash kills off the bacteria that create bad breath and cause cavities, they can also smother good bacteria. One of the good bacteria mouthwash can kill is nitric oxide, which is important for regulating the metabolism and blood sugar levels.  Nitric Oxide is a major factor in diabetes.  Read more...

 

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