PERIODONTAL DISEASE INCREASES RISK OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CANCERS IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN Albuquerque dentist
A study of 65,000 postmenopausal women by the University of Buffalo discovered that periodontal disease increases the risk of risk of several types of cancer, including breast cancer, esophageal cancer and gall bladder cancer. This was the first study to link gall bladder cancer and periodontal disease.
The women with periodontal disease had an overall risk increase of 14 percent compared to non-periodontal women. Breast cancer was the most common of all types studied. Esophageal cancer was the most serious, with a very high risk of death.
Periodontal bacteria have been isolated from many organ systems, as well as some types of cancer. Chronic inflammation has been shown to be associated with various types of cancer, and periodontal disease bacteria in small amounts have been shown to cause significant chronic inflammation.
An article with links to the study can be found in sciencedaily.com by clicking here.
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