Does periodontal disease drive pancreatic cancer?

This research was originally published in 2019 by Ana Sandoiu. 

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

ABSTRACT

Is it possible that prevention of periodontal disease might be key to the prevention of pancreatic cancer? While intervention studies on humans to prove that theory have yet to be conducted, there is robust data that seems to implicate specific periodontal pathogens raising the risk for, and most likely contributing to, the development of pancreatic cancer. This is something dental professionals need to know—read more here.


If this question intrigues you, keep reading. It is a topic I keep stumbling across in my quest for current data on oral-systemic connections. It is also personal, as my husband is a 10-year pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer survivor. A recent article I read was compelling enough that I thought, “Wow! Clinicians really need to understand this.” Check out the title: “Periodontal pathogens in the etiology of pancreatic cancer.” It was published March 2017 in Gastrointestinal Tumors.1


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