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4 Your Health: Obesity is bad for teeth and stopping workouts can make you sick

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Tucson- It only takes two weeks of inactivity to increase the risk of chronic disease.

The benefits of doing more exercise are well known but British researchers wanted to see what happens when active people become sedentary.

They asked 28 healthy adults to reduce their activity by 80 percent. After only 14 days, they showed a significant loss of muscle mass and increased body fat. These changes can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even early death.

Carrying excess weight may affect dental health

A new study found overweight people were more likely to have severe gum inflammation than those with a normal weight. 

Patients who were obese had nearly six times the risk for periodontal disease.

Researchers report inflammatory molecules linked to obesity may play a role in oral health.

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