Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:44
Maintaining solid oral hygiene could be a key to preventing bowel cancer.
A research team from the Dana-Farber Institute and the Broad Institute discovered a correlation between bacteria associated with gum disease and nine colorectal tumor samples. This indicates that there could be some kind of link.
Bowel cancer is one of the more common types of cancer. Only about half of the people who develop bowel cancer survive.