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Gum disease, inflammation, hardened arteries may be linked to stroke risk

Posted in biotech/medical, neuroscience

Atherosclerosis progresses is driven by chronic inflammation, the more sources of low-grade, smoldering inflammation, the faster atherosclerosis could develop. Gum disease is one such source of inflammation and is associated with a higher incidence of strokes.

Patients with gum disease were three times as likely to have a stroke involving blood vessels in the back of the brain, which controls vision, coordination and other vital bodily functions; and.

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