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Researchers have known that Gum Disease is linked to an increased risk of heart disease
-Take home Message: If you don't want to die of heart disease, get your teeth cleaned regularly.
BUT, they found independently, an increased level of Lycopene (found in cooked tomatoes) may reduce your risk somewhat.
-Take home Message: If you're not getting your teeth cleaned regularly, eat more tomatoes
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