Gum disease links to threefold increase risk in breast cancer

Gum disease links to threefold increase risk in breast cancer


A study from the University of Santa Maria in Brazil reviewed 201 women who had visited the gynecology department between 2013 and 2015. Allowing for smoking and alcohol bias, they found 67 with breast cancer and that those with gum disease had three times the risk.






Dr. Nigel Carter OBE, CEO of the Oral Health Foundation, said: ’Interestingly, this research shows that there is evidence to support the theory that gum disease can have a much larger impact on the health of our whole body.’ The bacteria are thought to enter the blood stream from the tooth area, cause inflammation and end up in the breast tissue.






Chris Woollams, former Oxford University Biochemist and writer of the best seller book, ’Heal your Gut - Heal your Body’ said, "Gum disease has been linked to heart disease risk and pancreatic cancer before. Worryingly, 54% of adults in the UK have gum disease. This is just another manifestation of how gut pathogens can cause cancer and says a lot about why people should floss, consider ther food intake and brush their teeth regularly ."



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