Friday, 25 January 2019
Having gum disease 'raises your risk of Alzheimer's
Scientists have found for the first time that bacteria which cause bleeding gums can get from the mouth into the brain.
Signs of this gum disease bacteria were found in the brains of 51 out of 53 people with Alzheimer's disease.
The findings suggest that people who brush their teeth properly could lower their risk of dementia.
However, it raises concerns for the 45% of people in Britain who already have gum disease and may be at greater risk.
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