Gum Disease Signals Diabetes Risk
It’s long been known that oral health is an important indicator for the body’s overall health. Now new research suggests gum disease may predict whether you develop diabetes.
The finding, published in the July issue of Diabetes Care, is the latest report to link poor gum health with a variety of other serious health worries. Last year, Harvard researchers found a surprising link between poor gum health and pancreatic cancer. Other studies have linked periodontal health to heart disease, stroke and pregnancy problems.