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Oral link to arthritis

Research has shown higher rates of gum disease and increased levels of an oral bacterium in individuals at risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. This suggests both may be triggers for the development of the disease. The work, led by Dr Kulveer Mankia, concludes that gum disease may be a legitimate target to explore for preventive intervention in rheumatoid arthritis.