Sunday, December 21, 2008

Another Link between Periodontal disese and CHD

The articles keep coming in the medical journals! The December 12,2008 issue of The FASEB Journal (The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) shows a clear link between periodontal disease and endothelial dysfunction. The endothelium is the inner lining of the coronary arteries.
Authors Stefania Piconi et al. sum it all up this way: "Treatment of periodontal disease results in improvements of endothelial dysfunction and reduction of the carotid intima-media thickness."
It is time to redefine periodontal disease: It is a putrid, festering infection of the mouth, the 7th independent risk factor for heart attacks!

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