Perio and Alzheimer’s


In a 2010 study involving 152 people, NYU dental researchers linked inflamed gums to greatly increased risk for cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer’s. The study compared mental function at ages 50 and 70 and found that people with gum inflammation were nine times more likely to score in the lowest category of mental function than those with little or no inflammation.

via The 2-Minute Habit That May Prevent Alzheimer’s | Yahoo! Health.

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