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Gum Disease and Heart Disease

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Gum Disease and Heart Disease

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Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Gum Disease and Heart Disease

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Researchers reported this week that bacteria responsible for gum disease may also play a role in strokes and heart disease. We look at the study, and ask whether reducing your risk of heart problems could be as simple as remembering to floss.

Guest:

Moise Desvarieux, assistant professor of epidemiology. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center