Medical News Summary: Tooth loss in older women may contribute to hypertension


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About: Tooth loss in older women may contribute to hypertension
Date: 31 May 2004
Source: Medical News Today
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today): Researchers have discovered that older women with a full set of their teeth are three times less likely to develop hypertension than those who have lost their teeth. This supports the link between vascular disease and gum infection. However, research is inconclusive as to whether tooth loss causes hypertension or vice versa.
URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/index.php?newsid=8898
Related Disease Topics: Hypertension, Tooth loss (type of Dental conditions), Gum disease

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