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Large study links gum disease with dementia
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Large Study Links Gum Disease with Dementia
The mouth is home to about 700 species of bacteria, including those that can cause periodontal (gum) disease. A recent analysis led by NIA scientists suggests that bacteria that cause gum disease are also associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, especially vascular dementia. The results were reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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Gum disease/oral bacteria is one of dozens of factors that can lead to Alzheimer's disease. Others including chronic viral and fungal infections (and other bacterial infections), a diet high in salt, sugar, and other carbohydrates, exposure to heavy metals, air pollutants, pesticides, herbicides, and other environmental toxins, and psychological stress. This is one of the best ways to look at the causal nature of Alzheimer's disease.
"Dr Carrasco and his team think a clinical trial of anti-fungal drugs is the next logical step. But there is yet another possibility. In the absence of a definitive ultimate cause, it may be that the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can arise from many different types of insult to the brain. There have been several papers, says Dr Le Guillou, that have found correlations between various infectious organisms and Alzheimer’s. “It could be a bit like the Mississippi river,” says Dr Hardy. “You can start in all sorts of places, but eventually you’re going to end up in New Orleans.” If Alzheimer’s is a general response to all sorts of neurological triggers then it may be that the fungal infections found by Dr Carrasco are simply one of a long list of causes."
“You can start in all sorts of places, but eventually you’re going to end up in New Orleans.”
Sounds like a good Noir style novel. We are in a gumbo mess for sure.
Gum disease/oral bacteria is one of dozens of factors that can lead to Alzheimer's disease.
We don't know any of this. "lead to" is not a medical term. Rammazini of Padua studied nuns and breast cancer in 1713. His data is excellent . Nuns have a higher rate of breast cancer BUT WHY? His best theory was the lack of sex. He was correct It is still known today LACK OF SEX LEADS TO BREAST CANCER However the CAUSE was not lack of sex but lack of early pregnancy. Early pregnancies are protective against breast cancer. Sex without pregnancy has no protective effect.
So please stick to science not journalism
Women who have a full-term pregnancy before age 20 have a lower risk
of breast cancer than women who never have a full-term pregnancy or who
have their first full-term pregnancy after the age of 30 or 35. The risk
of breast cancer also goes down as the number of full-term pregnancies
goes up. Still, a full-term pregnancy after age 30 is linked to a higher
risk of breast cancer than never giving birth.
The reasons for these changes in risk are not entirely clear. We do
know that hormone levels typically change a lot during pregnancy. Some
of these changes cause cells in the breast to mature, to help prepare to
produce milk for breastfeeding. This might affect the tendency for
these cells to become cancerous. Pregnancy also decreases a woman’s
total number of menstrual cycles, which also seems to affect breast
cancer risk. Still, the reason for the differences in breast cancer risk
based on the woman’s age during her first full-term pregnancy is not