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Tip #25: Fish Oil and Dental Disease.

Increased levels of omega-3 fat DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may decrease the risk of dental diseases, a new study suggests.   The average number of dental disease events was 1.5 times higher in people with low DHA levels. In addition to being a major risk factor for tooth loss, periodontal disease has also been implicated as a risk factor for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD).  The researchers noted that the effect is probably related the anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fats.

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