Advanced gum disease increases risk for lung, colorectal cancer

This research was originally published in 2018 by Dominique S. Michaud and Elizabeth A. Platz. 

We have curated this article as a reference point for The Larkin Protocol.


Individuals with severe periodontitis, or gum disease, had increased risk for developing cancer compared with individuals with mild or no gum disease, according to published findings.

Those with severe periodontitis had more than double the risk for developing lung cancer and twofold higher risk for colorectal cancer, the research showed.

Periodontal disease can cause bacteremia, endotoxemia and systemic low-grade inflammation. There is accumulating evidence that these conditions are contributing to chronic diseases, including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer,” Dominique S. Michaud, ScD, professor of public health and community medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, told HemOnc Today. “The question of ‘how much’ remains to be determined but, in our study, we noted a 24% higher risk for cancer when evaluating risk among those with severe periodontitis compared with those with no or mild periodontitis.”

Read full article here


50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.