Study Links Tooth Loss in Young Adults to Heart Disease

A new study finds that young adults who lose their teeth to cavities or gum disease may have an increased risk of dying from heart disease later in life, according to a report from Reuters.

The study, reported in the journal Heart, involved more than 12,000 UK adults who were followed from college and beyond, up to 57 years.

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It found that people who lose nine or more teeth in young adulthood were one-third more likely to die of heart disease than young people who lose fewer than five teeth.