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  1. Hi,
    I read your article with great interest . There are so many confounding lifestyle and dietary variables that it is good to read about a possible causal pathway. Some questions remain such as , could CVD and PD have a common cause rather than causing each other ?
    There are many people with poor oral hygiene that do not develop PD because they are protected in some way.
    Could these people also be protected from CVD . Dentists could find these people but what would they test for ?

    Then there are also some with excellent hygiene that still lose their teeth from PD. It would be interesting to assess these patients for CVD . Some teeth and possibly some hearts are doomed despite good hygiene and thorough scaling and root planing. I suspect the answer lies in the inflammatory/hormonal realm .

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