Research Supports ‘Oral-gut axis’ Linking IBD and Periodontitis


A new review of over 300 studies suggests an “oral-gut-axis” linking inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and periodontitis. Patients with one condition are more likely to have the other, reports arXivLabs.

This report on the correlation between the two conditions appeared in “Unraveling the Link between Periodontitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Challenges and Outlook,” published on the arXiv pre-print server.

The review studied the “inflammatory responses” of each condition. It recommends additional research to find more detailed connection between IBD and periodontitis, and for health care professionals to collaborate and provide holistic care to reduce the risk of developing further health issues.

Read more about the study from arXiv.