Bone-loss score may tip off doctors to gum disease in postmenopausal women
from Menopause via Medical Xpress
Postmenopausal women susceptible to bone fractures may also be a higher risk for gum disease, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Case/Cleveland Clinic Postmenopausal Health Collaboration. Researchers found a link between postmenopausal women with high scores on a Fracture Assessment Risk Tool, and symptoms of severe gum disease, said Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD, associate professor of periodontics and director of DMD Periodontics program at the university's dental school.
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