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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.

 

 

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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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