The BBC reported yesterday on a study done on the Hadzabe, a tribe of hunter-gatherers in Tanzania, which highlighted that exercise may not be as important as we are lead to believe. The findings of the study would suggest that being overweight is becoming an issue in the West mainly because of overeating, and not just because of a lack of activity. Obviously this is debatable.
Salt has long been considered the enemy of a healthy heart, as excessive intake is one of the main causes for high blood pressure, which can lead to complications such as heart attack, stroke and aneurysms. Such are the benefits of decreasing salt intake that the government now wants to further cut the recommended daily amount from 6g to just 3g.
The Daily Mail reported this week that women who work full time are more likely to put on weight, drink and smoke. This was reported as the findings of a scientific study which was conducted by analysing the lifestyle of almost 10,000 women between the ages of 40 and 45.
It is estimated that around 102,000 people die every year from smoking related diseases. Many of these issues begin in the mouth and can be detected by your dentist if you are concerned. Looking out for early warning signs can make a significant difference to the chances of recovery and reduces the risk of needing to have teeth removed.