NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women who suffer from oral and dental health problems and periodontal disease are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.
The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Boston School of Medicine and published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
The symptoms of periodontal disease are congestion, swelling and bleeding. At a later stage, the breasts are formed, causing bad breath.
The team monitored a group of women suffering from tooth loss due to oral health and gum disease, and found that there was a link between tooth loss and increased risk of pancreatic cancer, and that the relationship was stronger among those who lost five or more teeth.
According to the researchers, this relationship is due to infections caused by oral and dental bacteria, which spread strongly due to poor oral health and periodontal disease.
"Oral hygiene is an adjustable factor, taking care of teeth and avoiding cigarettes," said Dr. Julie Palmer, lead author of the research.
Improving access to high-quality, low-cost dental treatments may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, she said.
To avoid gum disease, it is recommended to take care of cleaning the teeth and brush it with a fluoride toothpaste, clean the wire and check with the doctor periodically for any disease.