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Healthy Foods Can Help Prevent Gum Disease

November 8, 2010 by  

Healthy foods can help prevent gum diseaseHaving a healthy diet could help fight future diseases. In fact, new research conducted at Harvard University suggests that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are found in fish oils, may help individuals prevent dental problems, such as periodontitis, also known as gum disease.

More specifically, the investigators discovered that the n-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic (EPA) were associated with periodontitis.

The scientists studied data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of over 9,000 patients and discovered that PUFAs contributed to a decreased prevalence of periodontitis.

Overall, the study indicated that the the risk of developing periodontitis was reduced by 20 percent in the subjects who consumed the highest amount of DHAs. Although it was smaller, there was also a reduction in the prevalence of this disease for those who consumed EPA.

The researchers noted that n-3 fatty acids may also help in preventing other problems which are associated with inflammation, such as stroke. The findings also indicated that this may be a safer and less expensive method to help in preventing periodontitis.

People that would like to increase their intake of n-3 fatty acids could consume foods such as salmon or nuts.

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  • http://com i41

    So they want everyone to get more mercury poisoning. If that elitist group of idoits think people should beleive the researchers. I remember years ago when eating whole eggs would kill you, or eating pork would make you die quicker. When Chicken production was vertical intergrated and controlled by a mega corportion like tyson, chicken and eggs were the vogue food. When pork was vertically intergrated in the 70-80′s, pork suddenly became the other great white meat, when 2 companies control pork, from start to table. Since there is a big wart going on in beef production over attempts to vertically control production. Some dirtbag mega corporation board must be planning to vertical control fish production and fishing areas. Guess it fit in with Omoron’s memo to take over all privateland ownership by an executive orders to the DOI.

    • RedViking

      Are you a Vegan?

      You must be, because going by your posting we should not eat ANY meat of ANY kind.
      I am not sure if you know this but you don’t actually have to eat the fish to get the benefits. There are Fish Oil Supplements that have been screened for Mercury, if you have an aversion to fish.
      Human beings evolved to be Omnivores. In other words, we eat whatever does not kill us. If you are afraid that eating something is going to kill you, then don’t eat it. Eventually you are going to run out of things to eat and you will prove yourself correct, and die.
      Or are you waiting for Soylent Green?

  • Earl

    Funny–I thought that polyunsaturated fats were the offenders due to high levels of omega-6 fatty acids. Saturated fats such as meat or coconut oil are far more beneficial with omega-3, as they allow cholesterol level to normalize. Cholesterol is necessary to manufacture hormones in the body.

  • http://com i41

    No I could be a vegan, I try to control global warming by eating as much beef and bacon I can get. My point is I don’t trust any of these so called experts research, some one paid for those studies, and the UN as well as the NMCDUP wonks like the thought of total government control of all food production and what we eat.. There is not any small producers of chickens or pigs, anymore becasue it has all been vertically intergrated by a mega corporation of Wall Street control. Also Red Viking if all the damned worthless parks were sold to families not made preserves, we would have plenty of food as well as energy.. Also I do raise beef because cows are the only animal that can convert grasses to a usable protein. Hogs are Omnivore and can be used for human replacement parts. Harvard is the elit college that brought us Onumnutts!

  • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

    With all this Gloom and Doom, you’ll die of either Thirst or Starvation, or maybe suicide.

  • Jim Game

    These readers have great cause not to trust studies. Floride sneaked in with studies showing fewer cavities. And it was true, However it was really because they had fewer teeth! Excitotoxins also sneaked in with faulty studies. Now we are all suffering from gum disease. Our dentist says if you get rid of floride and excitotoxins there wouldn’t be gum disease. Go to to get the list of excitotoxins (hidden names for MSG) Make your own toothpowder starting with a base of baking soda and sea salt. Get pure baking soda with NO aluminum.


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