“Oral Bacteria Linked to Hypertension: A Study” Fast Facts: Perio Edition
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders, Katrina brings to our attention a new study from the Journal of the American Heart Association that focuses on the link between oral bacteria and hypertension in postmenopausal women! The work we do is so much more than simply “cleaning teeth”, tune in to this episode to hear why.
“There was an incredible study that was done, and this study is deeply relevant not only for cardiovascular disease, but for what we understand about periodontal disease.”
“Upon gathering oral plaque samples, there was an incredible link that was discovered between very specific bacteria of oral origin and subsequent elevated blood pressure”
“We have come to better appreciate that health is influenced by more than just the traditional risk factors we know to be so important. This paper is a provocative reminder of the need to expand our understanding of additional health factors that may even be influenced by our environments and potentially impact our biology at the endothelial level. Inclusive research on hypertension must continue to be a priority to better understand and address this condition”.
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LaMonte, M. J., Gordon, J. H., Diaz‐Moreno, P., Andrews, C. A., Shimbo, D., Hovey, K. M., … &Wactawski‐Wende, J. (2022). Oral Microbiome Is Associated WithIncident Hypertension AmongPostmenopausal Women.Journal of the American Heart Association, e021930