Gum disease raises a woman's risk of cancer by up to 14% as oral inflammation promotes tumor development



Women with a history of gum disease have up to a 14 percent higher risk of cancer, new research reveals.
Periodontal disease is significantly associated with an increased susceptibility to esophageal and gallbladder cancer in postmenopausal women, a study found.
The researchers believe pathogens from the mouth can easily infect the nearby esophagus and cause cancer.
Inflammation has also previously been associated with both gum disease and tumor development.
The researchers add such findings are particularly important in older people, as their growing life expectancy puts them at a greater... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Health, Views: 43
Source: Daily Mail
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