Women: Periodontal Disease Affects More Than Teeth and Gums…

If you are a woman and postmenopausal, ignoring gum disease can be more dangerous than you might think.

New research shows a strong correlation between untreated periodontal disease and various forms of cancer, especially in older women.


In fact, the recent findings, reported by the University of Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions and published in the journal,  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, suggested that gum disease correlates positively with lung cancer, gallbladder cancer, melanoma and breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Here is UPI’s article on the latest findings. Click on the image to read…

Gum Disease Cancer Risk in Women

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