2 votes

Dental health linked to dementia risk: study

Dental health linked to dementia risk: study

Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:33pm EDT

Aug 21 (Reuters) - People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a U.S. study.

Researchers at the University of California who followed nearly 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year-period found that those who reported brushing their teeth less than once a day were up to 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed daily.

"Not only does the state of your mind predict what kind of oral health habits you practice, it may be that your oral health habits influence whether or not you get dementia," said Annlia Paganini-Hill, who led the study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/21/health-dementia-te...



Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

or people with dementia forget to brush their teeth

or people with dementia forgot they brushed their teeth
or people with dementia forgot to report that they brushed their teeth.

Lemme guess - gov't (or industry) sponsored "research"?

If you read the whole article there are numerous caveats that belie and diminish the "conclusion" of the headline.

Would you please repeat that ?

I can't hear you..lol