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Vaping may raise the risk of oral infections and inflammation by altering the microbiome in the mouth, study suggests

Vaping could alter the mouth's microbiome and raise the risk of oral infections, a new study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette users were at 1.5 times greater risks of gum disease or infection that non-smokers. What's more, vapers had higher levels of bacteria implicated in oral diseases as well as biomarkers in their blood that indicate inflammation, which, in turn, can damage all manner of tissues and raise risks for chronic diseases. Read more....

 

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