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Gum disease 4 times as common in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Gum disease is not only four times as common among patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis as it is among their healthy peers, but it also tends to be more severe, indicates a small study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. (2012-08-08)

Study hints at why gums suffer with age
A study reveals that gum deterioration, which often occurs with increasing age, is associated with a drop in the level of a protein called Del-1. (2012-04-17)

Nonstick chewing gum to become a reality
Easy-to-remove chewing gum is to become a reality, thanks to a major technological break-through. (2007-09-13)

Extraction method affects the properties of a sustainable stabiliser, spruce gum
Spruce gum is a hemicellulose extracted from wood. It can be used to provide yoghurts, salad dressings, cosmetics and other products with a suitable texture. (2020-11-24)

Resolvin E1 protects against inflammation and bone loss
Gum disease is initiated by bacteria populating dental plaque and may eventually result in tissue and tooth loss. Gum disease is similar to other chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, where inflammation causes tissue damage and is responsible for the disease. To date, the prevention of gum disease is limited to successful oral hygiene and regular professional care. However, despite these preventive actions, plaque control is not enough to prevent disease in susceptible individuals with a high inflammatory response. (2006-03-10)

Severe gum disease may be early sign of undiagnosed diabetes
Severe gum disease, known as periodontitis, may be an early sign of type 2 diabetes, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. (2017-02-22)

Robot jaws shows medicated chewing gum could be the future
Medicated chewing gum has been recognised as a new advanced drug delivery method but currently there is no gold standard for testing drug release from chewing gum in vitro. New research by the University of Bristol has shown a chewing robot with built-in humanoid jaws could provide opportunities for pharmaceutical companies to develop medicated chewing gum. (2020-07-14)

Specific protein may increase risk of blood-vessel constriction linked to gum disease
A protein involved in cellular inflammation may increase the risk of plaque containing blood vessels associated with inflammatory gum disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2012 Scientific Sessions in Chicago. (2012-04-18)

Chewing gum use in the perioperative period
Many anesthesiologists forbid patients from chewing gum in the immediate hours before surgery for fear that it would increase the risk that the patient's stomach contents might end up dumped (aspirated) into the patient's lungs, with potentially deadly consequences (aspiration pneumonitis). (2019-08-30)

Aspirin fights gum disease too: new study
A world-first study by Australian dental researchers has discovered that taking aspirin can give protection against gum disease. Even ex-smokers, a group with more dental problems than non-smokers, can benefit from small doses of aspirin. (2000-02-29)

URI nutritionist finds chewing gum can reduce calorie intake, increase energy expenditure
A nutrition professor at the University of Rhode Island studying the effects of chewing sugar-free gum on weight management has found that it can help to reduce calorie intake and increase energy expenditure. (2009-10-27)

Friendly bacteria in chewing gum that bites back
A new chewing gum containing Lactobacillus could be appearing in the supermarkets very soon. The friendly bugs in the gum can help to remove tooth decaying bacteria from the mouth. Strepptococcus mutans bind to the surface of teeth and produce a harsh acid which breaks down enamel. A strain called L. anti-caries, which binds to S. Mutans, making them clump together. Tests reveal that the chewing gum can reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth by 50 times. (2006-08-20)

Periodontitis linked to a higher mortality rate in patients with kidney disease
New findings from the University of Birmingham show that patients with chronic kidney disease patients and periodontitis (severe gum disease) have a higher mortality rate than those with chronic kidney disease alone. (2016-02-18)

Gum disease joins hot flashes and PMS associated with women's hormones
Women, keep those toothbrushes and dental floss handy. A comprehensive review of women's health studies by Charlene Krejci, associate clinical professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has shown a link between women's health issues and gum disease. (2012-05-29)

Chewing gum may help reduce cravings and control appetite
A research study to be presented at the 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, found that chewing gum before an afternoon snack helped reduce hunger, diminish cravings and promote fullness among individuals who limit their overall calorie intake. Calorie intake from snacks was significantly reduced by 25 calories. Overall, this study demonstrates clearly the benefits of chewing gum and highlights the potential role of chewing gum in appetite control and weight management. (2007-10-22)

Bone-loss score may tip off doctors to gum disease in postmenopausal women
Researchers found a link between postmenopausal women with high scores on a Fracture Assessment Risk Tool, and symptoms of severe gum disease, said Leena Palomo, D.D.S., M.S.D., associate professor of periodontics and director of DMD Periodontics program at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. (2015-02-16)

Chewing gum reduces snack cravings and decreases consumption of sweet snacks
Men and women who chewed Extra sugar-free gum three times hourly in the afternoon chose and consumed less snacks and specifically, less sweet snacks than they did when they did not chew gum. They still reached for a variety of snacks provided but the decrease in overall snack intake was significant at 40 calories and sweet snack intake specifically was significantly lowered by 60 calories. (2009-04-19)

Gum disease bacteria may cause heart disease
A University of Florida study shows that the same bacteria that cause gum disease also promotes heart disease -- a discovery that could change the way heart disease is diagnosed and treated. Researchers report their findings today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. (2014-05-18)

Chewing sugar-free gum could help reduce tooth decay, a new review finds
A systematic review by King's College London has found some evidence that chewing sugar-free gum could help to reduce the further development of dental caries (cavities) in adults and children. (2019-11-19)

Link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's
A new study jointly led by King's College London and the University of Southampton has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer's disease. (2016-03-10)

Gingivitis vs. gum disease: What's the difference?
Eighty percent of American adults have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, but the beginning symptoms are usually painless, so many who are at risk do not recognize the signs and stages, according to a report in the September/October 2003 issue of General Dentistry, the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). (2003-09-03)

Better dental care may help people with diabetes, study finds
Treating serious gum disease in diabetics can help to lower their blood sugar levels, a study has shown. (2010-05-12)

People with gum disease have higher cancer risk
People who have gum disease have a higher overall cancer risk, an association which is found in both smokers and nonsmokers. These are the conclusions of authors of an article published in the June edition of the Lancet Oncology. (2008-05-26)

Gum-chewing may speed recovery after colon surgery
A small study suggests that chewing gum after colon surgery may speed the return of normal bowel function and shorten patients' hospital stays, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-02-20)

Warning over severe weight loss caused by chewing gum
In this week's BMJ, doctors warn of excess sorbitol intake, a widely used sweetener in (2008-01-10)

Nicotine gum effective for gradual smoking reduction and cessation
Nicotine gum is not just effective for smokers who wish to quit abruptly. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare have now found that smokers who are trying to quit gradually can also be helped by nicotine gum. The results of the first study to test the efficacy and safety of using nicotine gum to assist cessation by gradual reduction are published in the February 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (2009-01-06)

Gum disease may be genetic
Genes may be as important as diet and dental hygiene in the development of gum disease, suggests research in the Journal of Medical Genetics. (2000-02-15)

Creating a vaccine against canine gum disease
Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is one of the most prevalent medical conditions in adult dogs. It is so common, most dogs will start to show signs of damage to their teeth and gums by three years of age. If this disorder is left untreated, it can lead to pain, gum damage and even tooth loss. This past month, the AKC Canine Health Foundation awarded two research grants for the improvement of oral health in dogs. (2014-11-20)

Dried licorice root fights the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease
Scientists are reporting identification of two substances in licorice -- used extensively in Chinese traditional medicine -- that kill the major bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, the leading causes of tooth loss in children and adults. In a study in ACS' Journal of Natural Products, they say that these substances could have a role in treating and preventing tooth decay and gum disease. (2012-01-04)

New study shows chewing gum can lead to better academic performance in teenagers
New research to be presented at the American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2009 shows chewing gum can lead to better academic performance in teenagers in a classroom setting. (2009-04-22)

Heavy marijuana use linked to gum disease
Heavy marijuana use has been found to contribute to gum disease, apart from the known effects that tobacco smoke was already known to have. (2008-02-05)

New technology aims to repair the after-effects of gum disease
Advances in tissue engineering are offering the promise of being able to restore lost bone and gum tissue following periodontal disease. About a third of the population are affected by chronic inflammatory gum disease which can result in loss of the bone and other tissues that support our teeth. (2010-01-31)

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation
A research team from the University of W├╝rzburg presents this novelty in the journal Nature Communications. (2017-08-15)

New study explores the link between obesity and gum disease
Obesity and gum (periodontal) disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States -- and studies show these chronic conditions may be related. This new study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care and evaluates potential pathways that may illustrate the connection between the two conditions. (2019-12-03)

Gum disease can increase the time it takes to become pregnant
Women who are trying to become pregnant should make sure they visit their dentist and brush their teeth regularly, after preliminary research revealed that gum disease potentially can lengthen the time it takes for a woman to become pregnant by an average of an extra two months. (2011-07-05)

Roman-Britons had less gum disease than modern Britons
The Roman-British population from c. 200-400 AD appears to have had far less gum disease than we have today, according to a study of skulls at the Natural History Museum led by a King's College London periodontist. The surprise findings provide further evidence that modern habits like smoking can be damaging to oral health. (2014-10-23)

Healthy mouth bacteria provide ideal conditions for gum disease
Gum disease can only develop with the help of normal bacteria living in the mouth, Queen Mary, University of London research has revealed. (2011-10-27)

Study finds that chewing gum while walking affects both physical and physiological functions, especially in middle-aged and elderly men
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (May 23-26) shows chewing gum while walking increases heart rate and energy expenditure. The study was conducted by Dr Yuka Hamada and colleagues at Waseda University, Graduate School of Sport Sciences, Saitama, Tokyo, Japan. (2018-05-25)

High-dose statins reduce gum inflammation in heart disease patients
Statins, commonly prescribed medications for lowering cholesterol, also reduced inflammation associated with gum disease in a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study suggests that steps taken to reduce gum disease may also reduce inflammation in the arteries and vice versa. (2013-10-02)

Genes discovered that allow gum disease bacterium to invade arteries
Researchers have identified the genes in gum-disease bacteria that allow them to invade and infect human arterial cells, offering one possible explanation for a perceived connection between gum disease and heart disease. (2006-05-24)

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