Genetic Link Between Heart Disease and Gum Disease

BBC News reports that a genetic link between gum disease and heart attacks has been found by researchers in Germany.
Periodontitis (gum disease) is known to be associated with heart disease but how exactly they are linked is unknown.

Now the University of Kiel team has found a common gene mutation in people with periodontitis and heart attack patients, a conference heard.

Source: BBC, May 25, 2009
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