US­INg MouTh­WASh MAy TrIg­gEr dI­A­bETES rISk

The Sunday Guardian - - Covert -

NEW YORK: Most of us are in the habit of us­ing mouth­wash as a part of oral hy­giene. But are you aware that your rou­tine may spike the su­gar level in your blood? Peo­ple who use mouth­wash at least twice daily are at ap­prox­i­mately 55% higher risk of de­vel­op­ing di­a­betes, when com­pared to less fre­quent users, found a new study.The study, pub­lished in the jour­nal Nitric Ox­ide, stated that most mouth­wash con­tain anti- bac­te­rial in­gre­di­ents, which could im­pact the pro­duc­tion of oral mi­crobes that may ham­per the nitric ox­ide for­ma­tion in the mouth. This might pre­dis­pose to meta­bolic dis­or­ders, cause ma­jor shifts in blood pres­sure lev­els and lead to an in­creased risk of di­a­betes, at the same time. “Our aim was to eval­u­ate the as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween base­line over­the-counter mouth­wash use and de­vel­op­ment of pre-di­a­betes/di­a­betes over a 3-year fol­low-up,” said Kau­mudi J. Jo­shipura, re­searcher at Har­vard Univer­sity. The find­ing showed that mouth­wash use lower than twice daily showed no as­so­ci­a­tion.

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