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New evidence links harmful oral bacteria with early Alzheimer’s signs

In a new study, increased volumes of harmful oral bacteria were associated with high levels of a toxic protein thought to be a major cause of neurodegeneration

The neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease can often take 10 or 20 years before clinical signs of cognitive decline become apparent. Identifying these early preclinical stages of Alzheimer’s is still very much a challenge to researchers. One hypothesis, slowly building an intriguing body of evidence, suggests periodontal disease could be an early causal contributor to Alzheimer’s neurodegeneration.

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