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Posted at Nov 16, 2014 by MG

Periodontal disease linked to increased risk of kidney disease » medicalnewstoday.com

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In a study of blacks with normal kidney function, those with severe periodontal disease developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) at 4 times the rate of those without severe periodontal disease. The study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014.

Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the oral cavity, and it disproportionately affects African Americans. It’s also been implicated as a potential risk factor for CKD. To investigate this potential link, researchers led by Vanessa Grubbs, MD (University of California, San Francisco) analyzed 699 African American adults who underwent complete dental examinations.

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