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Study links gum disease to cancer in older women

Experts says itís too early for alarm, but the findings provide another good reason to pay attention to oral health. Is gum disease linked to cancer? A study published in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests a tie between the two, finding that older women with gum disease had a higher risk for cancers of the breast, lung, and esophagus as well as melanoma, the most dangerous form…

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