Importance of Oral Hygiene for Cancer PreventionJun 24 2016

gum-disease-oral-cancer-risk-linkResearchers at Case Western University have identified a less visible risk factor for oral cancer than tobacco use: gum disease bacteria. Apparently, these bacteria produce by-products through their metabolic process in the form of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), which have been seen stimulating latent Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus infections to become lytic and manifest as Kaposi's sarcoma. Oral hygiene, then, is even more important than previously thought. TO read the full article, go to:

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