Gum Disease is more harmful than Diabetes


According to new research gum disease carries a higher risk of causing a stroke than diabetes.

People are twice as likely to suffer from a non-fatal stroke as a result of gum disease compared to diabetes.


Until recently high blood pressure and diabetes were widely accepted as major risks contributing to non-fatal stroke.





The research puts the impact of gum diesease on the same level as high blood pressure as an independent risk factor associated to non-fatal stroke.




Source:   Dental Tribune UK Edition April 18 – 24  2011



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