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Gum Disease Linked to Higher Risk for Gastric, Esophageal Cancers

July 21, 2020
by Healio


A history of gum disease appeared associated with significantly elevated risks for two types of gastrointestinal cancer, according to prospective study results published in Gut.

Multivariable analyses showed individuals with periodontal disease were 43% more likely to develop esophageal adenocarcinoma and 52% more likely to develop gastric adenocarcinoma.

A history of gum disease appeared associated with significantly elevated risks for two types of gastrointestinal cancer.

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