Cholesterol Drugs Can Help Fight Gum Disease


By Molly Clifton

A new study finds statins not only lower cholesterol, they also reduce inflammation associated with gum disease.

Researchers at Harvard gave patients with heart disease a daily dose of the medication and found significant improvement in their gums as well as their arteries. 

The study suggests that steps taken to reduce gum disease may also reduce inflammation in the arteries and vice versa.

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