A new study has found that poor oral health may be linked to an increased risk of liver cancer. Previous research has also linked oral health to a range many diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, and other cancers.
Liver Cancer Study:
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast looked at data on 475,766 people. They examined conditions like swollen or bleeding gums, oral ulcers and loose teeth, alongside the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver cancer.
The liver assists in removing bacteria from the body. When someone has liver cancer, its function will decline causing bacteria to live longer. This extended lifespan may have the potential to cause more harm.
With this cancer research study they discovered a strong positive relationship, which means that liver cancer and gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can be closely linked.
Gum disease has been linked to so many other inflammatory diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatic cancer, Lung cancer, Colon cancer, Kidney cancer… the list goes on and on.
Pancreatic Cancer link:
Breast Cancer link:
Lung & Colon Cancer link:
Kidney Cancer link:
Moral of the story is, if you take care of your mouth, your body will be healthier!
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