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Gum Disease and Smoking
For healthy teeth and gums, avoid tobacco. In addition to the general health risks posed by tobacco, smokers have seven times the risk for developing gum disease compared with non-smokers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No matter the form of tobacco -- whether a cigarette, pipe or smokeless tobacco -- it increases the risk for gum disease, oral and throat cancers, and oral fungal infection. Chewing tobacco that contains sugar increases the risk for tooth decay.
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
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