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    If you want to keep trim, forget the diet books and gym membership -- you may be better off just brushing your teeth more often, according to a Japanese study.

    In a survey of the everyday habits of nearly 14,000 people whose average age was in their mid-40s, Dr. Takashi Wada of Jikei University in Tokyo found that those who managed to stay slim tended to brush their teeth after every meal.

    Overweight men sometimes went more than a day without brushing their teeth, according to the study, published in the Journal of the Japan Society for the Study of Obesity.

    Wada and his team compared the lifestyles of people whose body mass index (BMI) was over 25 -- the level doctors define as overweight -- with those of slimmer people. The survey covered eating and drinking habits, sleep, work and exercise.

    The results do not mean that brushing in itself constitutes a fat-burning exercise, the authors say.

    "It's a sign that these people are careful about their health -- they want to maintain the appearance of their teeth and prevent bad breath," the paper said. "We think actively encouraging the habit of toothbrushing would play a role in maintaining health and would help prevent obesity."

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...an_brushing_dc
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    Originally posted by babypurin
    If you want to keep trim, forget the diet books and gym membership -- you may be better off just brushing your teeth more often, according to a Japanese study.

    In a survey of the everyday habits of nearly 14,000 people whose average age was in their mid-40s, Dr. Takashi Wada of Jikei University in Tokyo found that those who managed to stay slim tended to brush their teeth after every meal.

    Overweight men sometimes went more than a day without brushing their teeth, according to the study, published in the Journal of the Japan Society for the Study of Obesity.

    Wada and his team compared the lifestyles of people whose body mass index (BMI) was over 25 -- the level doctors define as overweight -- with those of slimmer people. The survey covered eating and drinking habits, sleep, work and exercise.

    The results do not mean that brushing in itself constitutes a fat-burning exercise, the authors say.

    "It's a sign that these people are careful about their health -- they want to maintain the appearance of their teeth and prevent bad breath," the paper said. "We think actively encouraging the habit of toothbrushing would play a role in maintaining health and would help prevent obesity."

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...an_brushing_dc
    That's just a correlation. Healthy people who work out are probably likely to brush teeth often. That makes sense. Now sex is a great way to burn calories.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by PT737SWA
      Now sex is a great way to burn calories.

      any ladies out there wanna work out? j/k...maybe

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PT737SWA
        That's just a correlation. Healthy people who work out are probably likely to brush teeth often. That makes sense. Now sex is a great way to burn calories.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by screaming_emu
          any ladies out there wanna work out? j/k...maybe

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          • #6
            Originally posted by PT737SWA
            That's just a correlation. Healthy people who work out are probably likely to brush teeth often. That makes sense. Now sex is a great way to burn calories.
            800 calories for a half hour of sex. Thats alot of calories
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            • #7
              Oh I love that workout!!!

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              • #8
                If you want to keep trim, forget the diet books and gym membership -- you may be better off just brushing your teeth more often, according to a Japanese study.

                Brushing your teeth doesn't make you lose weight. This study just shows that people who are slim are more likely to brush their teeth and people who are lazy about working out are more likely to be lazy about their teeth.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by [email protected]
                  Oh I love that workout!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jbrewster1012
                    If you want to keep trim, forget the diet books and gym membership -- you may be better off just brushing your teeth more often, according to a Japanese study.

                    Brushing your teeth doesn't make you lose weight. This study just shows that people who are slim are more likely to brush their teeth and people who are lazy about working out are more likely to be lazy about their teeth.
                    Thanks for re-wording exactly what I said.
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                    • #11
                      Heard this one this morning on the radio. Funny how quick some topics may circumnavigates
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