The loss of teeth and its relationship to heart disease

The link between the teeth, gums and heart health is not yet clear, but the loss of teeth is associated with several determining risk factors in heart disease.

When we talk about risk factors associated with diseases heart, we refer to diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and smoking, however a new study links or includes the loss of teeth with heart health.

The researchers analyzed the data of almost 16,000 people in 39 countries, which provided information on the number remaining of their teeth and the frequency of bleeding of gums, giving as result that around the 40% of the participating had less than 15 teeth and 16% not had teeth, while the 25% reported bleeding of gums. The bleeding of gums is associated with higher levels of bad cholesterol and high blood pressure.

As a result, for each additional missing teeth, there was an increase in levels of a harmful enzyme that promotes inflammation and hardening of the arteries. The authors of the study also pointed out that the association between the lower number of teeth with an increase of other markers of cardiovascular risk such as the levels of the sugar in the blood and the size of the waist.

People with fewer teeth were also more likely to have diabetes, with an increased rate of 11% for each missing teeth, as well as being a current or former smoker was linked to the loss of teeth.

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