Severe gum disease could lead to pancreatic cancer 

The study found Treponema denticola, bacteria that causes periodontitis, could potentially cause cancer. This study's finding was originally published in the British Journal of Cancer. These studies have demonstrated for the first time that the virulence factors of the central pathogenic bacteria underlying gum disease are able to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body

Severe gum disease could lead to pancreatic cancer Periodontitis, or gum disease, is characterised by the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the base of the teeth, or the gums. In its more advanced stages, periodontitis might lead to the destruction of the gums and even begin to attack the bone that holds teeth in place. As if living with the symptoms of periodontitis […]

Mouth bacteria linked to oesophageal cancer reveals new study

Studies have shown that the composition of oral microbiota changes with different habits — such as heavy alcohol use, smoking, and diet — and also in response to disease, such as gum (or periodontal) disease and gastric reflux. There is also evidence that some types of oral microbiota that cause gum disease are linked with cancer of the head and neck

Mouth bacteria linked to oesophageal cancer reveals new study  The study — led by NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center in New York, NY — also reveals that some types of mouth bacteria are linked to lower risk of oesophageal cancer. Reporting in the journal Cancer Research, the researchers note that they ruled out potential effects from smoking, alcohol, and body mass index […]

Did you know? Diabetes can affect your oral health

Diabetes is a disease in which the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired which elevates the level of glucose in blood. People who have diabetes know that this disease can lead to impairment of the eyes, nerves, kidneys and heart. What they don't know is that diabetes can also hamper their oral health

Did you know? Diabetes can affect your oral healthThey say, ‘Every human being is the author of their own life.’ Your lifestyle and your habits contribute a lot towards living a healthy life. A busy lifestyle, long working hours can have a negative impact on your health and it can even affect your immunity. A poor immune system can lead to diabetes as […]

Periodontal disease in older women is associated with an increased risk for cancer, says study

Previous studies have suggested a link, but this new analysis, in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, offers additional evidence on specific cancers

Periodontal disease in older women is associated with an increased risk for cancer, says studyResearchers followed more than 65,000 women, average age 68, participating in a larger health study. They gathered information on periodontal disease with self-reports, and over an average of eight years of follow-up, they found 7,149 cancers. The study controlled for race, age, family history of cancer, smoking and other variables. Gum disease was associated with […]