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Old 25-01-2019, 05:39 PM
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Multiple researchers find gum disease causes Alzheimer’s

In a story by Debora MacKenzie at New Scientist, multiple research teams
have found that Porphyromonas gingivalis, the key bacteria in gum
disease, is what causes Alzheimer’s.

Story here :-
https://www.newscientist.com/article...ow-to-stop-it/

BBC story :-
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46986709

Science :-
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019...ur-alzheimer-s

Paper "Porphyromonas gingivalis in Alzheimer’s disease brains: Evidence for disease causation and treatment with small-molecule inhibitors" by Dominy et. al.
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http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/1/eaau3333
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Old 25-01-2019, 06:19 PM
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Yes I saw that on the news feed this morning.....

BRUSH and FLOSS your teeth folks !!!

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Old 25-01-2019, 06:22 PM
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Seriously? It was that simple all along? Plaques in the brain are caused by ... well ... plaque?
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The Blood-Brain Barrier is not easily breached
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There are some antibiotics like FLAGYL that can make it across the BBB. Who knows

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Old 30-01-2019, 08:04 PM
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Peter the problem is for many people the roots of the upper molars are dangerously close to the brain and provide an easy path for infection - a major dental issue can easily reach the brain at which point you have 2-3 days max.

I'm personally well aware having had a good look at X-rays showing where mine go, thanks to a pro-active dentist.
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Wow....
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If you always forget to brush your teeth, is it too late?
Time to buy stock options in colgate.
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Hmmm.

Could it be that the gradual onset Alzheimer’s leads to gum disease?
There may be a correlation, but which causes which?
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Old 31-01-2019, 12:40 AM
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It's also been suspected for several decades that gum disease might be
a risk factor for cardiovascular health.

Harvard Medical School letter "Gum disease and heart disease: The common thread - How plaque on your teeth may be connected to plaque in your arteries". Match 2018 :-
https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart...-common-thread

In chatting to a family member who is a dentist, he said that in his twenty-seven years of practice, it is very common to have a patient
present with gum disease who has also acquired other serious health issues. So he wasn't surprised that there is likely links with
Alzheimer's, myocardial infarction and general well-being.

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