Gum Disease Periodontitis Linked to Increased Risk of Parkinson’s

Gum Disease Periodontitis Linked to Increased Risk of Parkinson’s

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Gum Disease Periodontitis Linked to Increased Risk of Parkinson’s

Periodontitis, or gum disease, may increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a large population-based study conducted in South Korea. The highest risk was found for individuals with both periodontitis and metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, among others. “Oral diseases are prevalent in people with Parkinson’s disease,” the researchers wrote, noting that “patients, physicians, and caregivers often neglect the patients’ oral-health…

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