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can poor dental health increase cholesterol?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Poor dental hygiene does not increase the cholesterol in your body. However, poor dental hygiene causes increased inflammation, especially in the blood vessels due to a complex immune response. The inflammation causes turbulent flow in the vessels which causes white blood cells to deposit. This creates a sticky plug which attracts cholesterol causing reduced flow or blockages in the vessels.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013

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