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New Study Demonstrates How Oral Bacteria Can Amplify Gut Inflammation

June 18, 2020
by New Atlas


Building on the growing link between poor oral health and gastrointestinal disease, new research from the University of Michigan has homed in on the possible mechanisms by which periodontitis can exacerbate the gut inflammation seen in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

It is becoming increasingly clear the trillions of bacteria living inside our bodies have profound effects on our general health. While a great deal of research has focused directly on the gut microbiome, evidence is emerging demonstrating compelling ways our oral bacteria can influence the rest of our body.

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