Link Between Gum Disease And Alzheimer’s

A study which was published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring found a correlation between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease.  The study’s author explained that the mouth is home to both harmful bacteria that promote inflammation and healthy proactive bacterial.  Researchers found that people who have more harmful than healthy gum bacteria were more likely to also have a protein market for Alzheimer’s disease, known as amyloid beta, in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).  About 70% of seniors aged 65 and older have gum disease.