Mouthwash may kill the germs that cause bad breath…
But they also kill beneficial bacteria that prevent diabetes, according to a Harvard study.
The research shows that if you’re overweight, using mouthwash greatly increases your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Harvard University scientists evaluated 1,206 overweight middle-age people. During the three-year study, just over 200 of them developed diabetes.
The scientists found that those who used commercial mouthwashes twice a day were 55% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not use mouthwash at all.