Who knew mom was right when she told you to take care of your teeth? A new study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) have a three times better chance of having gum disease than men who don’t. Turkish researchers studied eighty men who had ED and eighty-two who didn’t. Because smoking and age are risk factors for ED, none of the men were smokers and all were between 30 and 40 years old. After researchers also accounted for age, body mass index, household income, and education status, the link between poor dental health and ED remained. More research is needed, but researchers attribute this link to inflammation.

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