Periodontal Disease Independently Predicts New Onset Diabetes

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 18:21 in Health & Medicine

Periodontal disease may be an independent predictor of incident type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. While diabetes has long been believed to be a risk factor for periodontal infections, this is the first study exploring whether the reverse might also be true, that is, if periodontal infections can contribute to the development of diabetes.

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