Monday, May 26, 2008

Gum Disease May Raise Cancer Risk

Gum Disease May Raise Cancer Risk: WebMD
"...Compared to men with healthy gums, men with a history of gum disease were:
  • 14% more likely to develop cancer overall
  • 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer
  • 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer
  • 30% more likely to develop blood cancers
Michaud's team notes that inflammation from gum disease may play a role, but observational studies like this one don't prove cause and effect, so more research is needed to check the findings, which appear in The Lancet Oncology..."

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