According to the research conducted in US, obesity is increasing hand-in-hand with increases in severe gum disease. Research confirmed that 40% of adults around the world are experiencing “peridontal disease”, because obesity makes you vulnerable to the bacteria which cause it.
Initially the research had conducted on the fat mice and they confirmed that fat mice had a blunted immune system which means that obese people are at a greater risk of developing bacterial infections.
P.gingivalis is a bug that causes periodontal illness. The research conducted on mice said that fat mice had higher levels of P.gingivalis and were suffering from more bone loss around their teeth.
Also, there is a link between gum disease and heart disease risk.
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