Association Between Periodontitis and All-cause and Cancer Mortality

Retrospective Elderly Community Cohort Study

Ping-Chen Chung; Ta-Chien Chan

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BMC Oral Health. 2020;20(168) 

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Conclusions

Being male, having a low education level, and being a smoker were risk factors for mortality in this retrospective elderly community cohort study. Our study findings showed mixed evidence that periodontal disease is associated with all-cause, all-cancer and specific-cancer mortality including lung and prostate cancer. It is suggested that governments enact policies emphasizing health screening for early disease detection and educating people on the importance of regular health examinations.

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