WATCH YOUR MOUTH
Women with gum disease are 14 percent more likely than others to develop cancer, including breast cancer, the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention reports. Bacteria in the saliva can travel throughout the body and cause inflammation, which may play a role in the increased risk. Keep up your daily brush-floss drill, and consider adding green tea to your sip list. The tea’s antioxidant catechins may help reduce inflammation and lower the risk of gum disease, other research shows.