Studies link gum disease with pancreatic cancer
The bacteria that cause periodontitis may also play a part in the onset of pancreatic cancer, according to new research coming out of Scandinavia. Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, and the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden have been investigating the role of bacteria causing periodontitis in the development of oral and certain other cancers, as well as the link between periodontitis and cancer mortality on the population level.
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