Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fiber helps your teeth

In men aged 65 and older, each serving of good to excellent sources of total fiber was associated with lower risk of jaw bone loss progression and tooth loss. Of the different food groups, only fruits that were good to excellent sources of fiber were associated with lower risk.Benefits of higher intake of high-fiber foods, especially fruits, on slowing periodontal disease progression are most evident in men aged 65 and older. Journal of American Geriatric Society, May 2012

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