Just one bacterium can cause cancer, diabetes, and dementia, research says

21:54   10 December, 2019

The bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis can lead to the development of cancer, diabetes, and dementia, Lenta.RU reported.

According to the soirce, these pathogens multiply in the oral cavity and provoke gum disease. But they can also cause inflammation and vital organs.

Moreover, these bacteria were found in the brains of deceased patients with Alzheimer's disease, in arthritic joints, in atherosclerotic plaques, in the pancreas of diabetics, the liver of sick people, and in various cancerous tumors.

The association of Porphyromonas gingivalis with various diseases has been proved by experiments with mice. When animals were infected with these pathogens, they developed gum disease, diabetes, arthritis, atherosclerosis, liver obesity, and Alzheimer's disease. Porphyromonas gingivalis has an insidious feature - it can penetrate blood cells to move around the body.

Antibiotics against Porphyromonas gingivalis do not work. But it is known that work is already underway to create a vaccine against these bacteria. The fact is that the pathogen begins to multiply in the oral cavity only in adolescence. Therefore, it would be possible to vaccinate in early childhood.

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