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Diabetes, Edentulism, and Cognitive Decline: A 12-Year Prospective Analysis
A study of nearly 10,000 adults aged 65 and older found that individuals with either complete tooth loss or diabetes had accelerated cognitive decline compared to those without the diseases. And decline was fastest for individuals 65-84 who had both conditions. The authors hypothesize a combination of nutritional deficiency and inflammation as playing a role.
Dentistry March 20th 2023