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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Over-the-counter mouthwash use and risk of pre-diabetes/diabetes - ScienceDirect

Over-the-counter mouthwash comprises part of routine oral care for many; however, potential adverse effects of the long-term daily use have not been evaluated. Most mouthwash contain antibacterial ingredients, which could impact oral microbes critical for nitric oxide formation, and in turn predispose to metabolic disorders including diabetes. Our aim was to evaluate longitudinally the association between baseline over-the-counter mouthwash use and development of pre-diabetes/diabetes over a 3-year follow-up.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1089860317301532

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