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Periodontitis linked to obstructive sleep apnea

from Foodconsumer

A new study in Journal of Periodontal Research found people with periodontitis tend to have obstructive sleep apnea, a condition which if left untreated can lead to or worsen heart disease, including heart arrhythmias, heart failure, high blood pressure, and stroke. W. H. Seo at Department of Pediatrics, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Ansan, Korea and colleagues conducted the study and found in a small study population, 46.6 percent suffer obstructive sleep apnea, compared to 60 percent among those who has periodontitis. more

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