By: IANS | New Delhi |
People who use mouthwash at least twice daily are at roughly 55 per cent greater chance of developing diabetes.
Most of us are in the habit of using mouthwash at least once or twice daily, as a part of oral hygiene. But are you aware that your routine may spike the sugar level in your blood inside no time? People who use mouthwash at least twice daily are at roughly 55 per cent greater chance of developing diabetes, compared to less ordinary users, discovered a fresh analysis.
This, in turn, might predispose to metabolic disorders, cause big shifts in blood pressure levels and cause an increased risk of diabetes, at the same moment.
“Our goal was to evaluate the association between baseline over-the-counter ointment usage and development of pre-diabetes/diabetes within a 3-year followup,” said Kaumudi J Joshipura, a researcher at Harvard University. “The indiscriminate routine usage of antibacterial mouthwash products may cause more damage than good, in light of recent research, and further supported by findings from this study,” the research had been quoted in an interview to the Telegraph.
The researchers studied over 1,206 overweight individuals aged between 40 and 65 years, but minus the prevalence of any major cardiovascular disorders or diabetes. It was discovered that 43 per cent of those participants employed mouthwash at least once daily and 22 per cent used mouthwash at least twice per day. Both the categories of the population were at a greater risk of high blood sugar problems.
The finding revealed that mouthwash usage lower than twice daily showed no association, suggesting a threshold effect at twice or more everyday.
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