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Obesity May Cause Bad Breath

Another Reason to Lose a Few: Bad Breath

Bad breath, a common side effect of dry mouth, poor dental hygiene, the morning cup of coffee, and a big meal heavy in garlic and onions, has added a new cause to the list.

Obesity is the latest perpetrator for causing bad breath among many of us. New research out of Tel Aviv has found that overweight patients were more likely to have foul-smelling breath than the non overweight patients in the study. As to why this is the case is still up in the air, however researchers believe that obese people may have a diet that promotes the condition of dry mouth or that people who are obese may be less in tune with taking care of their mouths and bodies. Regardless, it's just another reason to eat healthy, exercise, and practice good dental hygiene.

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PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
Weird...
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
Weird...
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
Hmm...well all my heavy friends have beautiful breath and all my skinny ones need some gum...so this could be off.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Ewww
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Ewww
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
Yes good dental hygiene!! Halitosis is nasty!!!!! :sick:
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