ALZHEIMERS & GUM DISEASE

February 20, 2019 | Posted in Oral Hygiene, Prevention, Its Your Health, Oral Health | Be the first one to comment

Gum infection could be linked to Alzheimer's a new study says.

A study has found that people with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's compared with those who have healthy teeth.


Researchers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK, discovered (2013) the presence of a bacterium called Porphyromonas gingivalis in the brains of patients who had dementia when they were alive. The bug is usually associated with chronic periodontal (gum) disease.


According to new research published by Dr. Stephen Dominy and Casey Lynch (2019), their team's "publication sheds light on an unexpected driver of Alzheimer's pathology -- the bacterium commonly associated with chronic gum disease," adding that it also shows a "promising" approach to address the disease.
 

Previous studies have established a link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer's, Lynch said. She said that the new research observes a "highly significant" link between Alzheimer's and the oral infection.
 

For more information, click on the link below:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/24/health/alzheimers-disease-gum-infection-treatment-study-intl/index.html


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