Findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition report that high blood levels of vitamin D may help prevent gum disease by up to twenty percent.
To study the role of vitamin D and gum disease, researchers at Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine used data from a national U.S. health survey that took place between 1988 and 1994 with more then 6,700 participants. They found that teenagers and adults with the highest blood levels of vitamin D were 20 percent less likely than those with the lowest levels to show signs of gingivitis, a milder form of gum disease in which the gums become swollen and bleed easily.
While vitamin D is best known for its role in calcium absorption and bone health, recent research suggests that it also helps maintain a healthy immune system and may fight inflammation. Researchers speculate that it
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