Could periodontal disease play a role in Alzheimer’s disease?

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Periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease cause totally different symptoms, but there are many similarities in their pathogenesis. Both are chronic, inflammatory, and degenerative conditions that have both familial and sporadic forms, and both are caused by a multifactorial interplay of wider genetic, environmental, and behavioural risk factors. Tanya Cerajewska and Nicola West, researchers at the University of Bristol, explore the links between the two conditions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPerio Insight
Early online date1 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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  • periodontitis
  • Alzheimers disease


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