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Can gum disease lead to Alzheimer's? Study says it just might

from CBS News

If you needed another reason to brush and floss, maybe this will help. Researchers at New York University have found that gum disease may increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer's disease. This NYU study provides fresh evidence that gum inflammation is associated with inflammation in the brain. The research team, led by Dr. Angela Kamer, assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, studied 20 years of data from Denmark that support the hypothesis of a link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer's. more

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