The More Oral Bacteria, The Higher The Risk Of Heart Attack, Study Shows

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 11:21 in Health & Medicine

Several studies have suggested there is a connection between organisms that cause gum disease, and the development of heart disease, but few studies have tested this theory. A study now has shown that two oral pathogens in the mouth were associated with an increased risk of having a heart attack, but that the total number of germs, regardless of type, was more important to heart health.

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