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Gum Disease Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease Risk – The New York Times

Severe gingivitis with tooth loss was associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.



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Severe gum disease and tooth loss may be linked to an increased risk for developing dementia, a new study has found.
Researchers looked at 8,275 men and women whose average age was 63 at the start of the study. Over an average follow-up of more than 18 years, 19 percent of them developed Alzheimers disease or other forms of dementia.
After controlling for various characteristics, including age, sex, education, cholesterol, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, smoking and body mass inde…

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