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The Not-So-Unlikely Link Between Poor Dental Health and Alzheimer's Symptoms

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 31, 2013 9:12:04 AM

Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) recently examined the brains of ten deceased dementia patients and revealed an unexpected commonality: when compared with samples from people without dementia, these ten brains all had elevated levels of Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium which usually causes gum disease.

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