Severe gum disease linked to 49% higher risk of hypertension

More and more evidence points to the notion that gum disease increases the risk of other health conditions, including hypertension. A new review of the literature now argues that the more severe the form of gum disease, the higher the risk of hypertension.

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Accumulating evidence points to a strong link between gum disease and the risk of hypertension.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 47.2% of people aged 30 years and older have some form of gum disease, and about 32% of all adults in the United States have hypertension (high blood pressure).

While the two conditions may appear to be entirely unrelated, recent studies have pointed to an intriguing link between the presence of gum disease and an increased risk of hypertension….morehttps://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326428.php

 

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