How Much is Genetics to Blame For This Major Global Health Issue?Sep 24 2017

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Dental caries are present in up to 90 percent of school-age children worldwide and nearly 100 percent of adults worldwide.  Added to that are the numbers of middle-aged adults with severe gum disease leading to tooth loss and other health problems.  But genes are at fault only up to a point.  After that, diet and lifestyle play a major part in determining our oral health prognosis.  Read about this telling new study published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe here on Medical News Today.

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