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39 Published Studies Reveal that High Carb diets cause ROTTING TEETH

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39 Published Studies Reveal that High Carb diets cause ROTTING TEETH

(PARIS-AFP) - Top athletes are often dogged by decaying teeth and gum disease, a performance-sapping problem in which sports drinks, high-carb diets and training regimes may play a part, specialists said Monday.

Experts from Britain and North America reviewed 39 published studies into the oral health of elite or professional sportsmen and women.
Decaying teeth affected 15-75 percent of the athletes, moderate-to-severe gum disease up to 15 percent and enamel erosion between 36 and 85 percent.

The figures add to a survey carried out at the 2012 London Olympics, where 46.5 percent of athletes admitted they had not been to the dentist in the past year, and 18 percent said dental problems had affected their performance in the past.

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