Undetected diabetes linked to heart attack and gum disease

A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that people with undetected glucose disorders run a higher risk of both myocardial infarction and periodontitis. The results demonstrate the need of greater collaboration between dentistry and healthcare, say the researchers, and possibly of screening for diabetes at dental clinics. According to the researchers, the findings should make diabetes specialists consider their patients’ dental health and the need for closer collaboration with dentists.

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