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(BBC)   British dentists report finding "striking" levels of bad teeth in athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games -- even athletes from other countries   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Sad, olympics, British Journal of Sports Medicine, International Centre, sports medicines, Mo Farah  
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2013-09-29 09:45:18 AM  
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2013-09-29 11:27:29 AM  
There's British Dentists? What do they work, 1 day a year?
2013-09-29 11:48:47 AM  
HGH side effects include jaw growth which screws up your teeth and oral health in general.

Bad teeth: brought to you by rampant doping..
2013-09-29 12:39:15 PM  
TFA: "Our data and other studies suggest that, for a similar age profile, the oral health of athletes is poor. It's quite striking,"

So..how about a similar nationality/wealth profile?
While there are pros and the big stars, I don't think the mass of Olympic athletes are particularly wealthy and its not like participating 3rd-world-countries will have the best medical care anyway.
2013-09-29 12:53:49 PM  
2013-09-29 01:29:35 PM  
Brits have excellent dental health. They just don't go for the creepy "mail order dentures" look that all Americans seem to aspire to.
2013-09-29 05:37:34 PM  
When in Rome...
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