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Periodontal Disease May Increase Risk For Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Review Suggests

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Healio (2/13, McGee) reported that periodontal disease (PD) may increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a literature review published in The Permanente Journal, although “the link between the two is still unclear.” The article added that “PD and AMD share similar risk factors such as inflammation disorders, advanced age, smoking habits and diabetes, said the authors,” and additional studies are needed to better understand the relationship between the two.

Dental professionals can find additional information on oral-systemic health on an ADA Science Institute-developed Oral Health Topics page. The ADA Catalog also offers the brochure Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: Making the Connection.
























        Dental professionals can find additional information on oral-systemic health on an ADA Science Institute-developed Oral Health Topics page. The ADA Catalog also offers the brochure Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: Making the Connection.

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