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gum disease and anemia

Gum Disease Linked to Anemia

A study published in the Journal of Periodontology suggests that severe gum disease (periodontitis) may cause a reduction in red blood cells and hemoglobin, leading to the blood disorder anemia. Researchers found that over a third of people suffering from severe gum disease had hemoglobin levels below normal concentrations. Following a six-month course of treatment…