• Gum Disease Increases Risk of Mental Health Problems by 37%

    11 days ago - By Mercola

    A collaborative study 1,2 64,379 people's medical records discovered that patients with periodontal disease have a 37% higher risk of developing mental health illness. The research team from the University of Birmingham also found that 60,995 had gingivitis and 3,384 had periodontitis. 3 The data from these individuals were compared against 251,161 healthy individuals without any record of gum disease. 4
    The researchers accounted for confounding factors, such as smoking habits, ethnicity and body mass index. In addition to establishing the number of people with and without gum disease who...
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