Gum disease linked to higher risk for gastric, esophageal cancers

A history of gum disease appeared associated with significantly elevated risks for two types of gastrointestinal cancer, according to prospective study results published in Gut.Multivariable analyses showed individuals with periodontal disease were 43% more likely to develop esophageal adenocarcinoma and 52% more likely to develop gastric adenocarcinoma.The results confirmed what had been proposed in prior studies but had not yet been established by large-scale epidemiologic evidence, researchers wrote.“Our findings support a possible role of oral health in the development of upper GIRead More

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