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According to new Finnish research, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women. This finding is novel; previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be a risk for general health, but no data has ever been available on the influence of periodontal bacteria on conception or becoming pregnant.

In the study—which was published earlier this week in the Journal of Oral Microbiology—a team from the University of Helsinki performed clinical oral and gynaecological examinations on 256 healthy non-pregnant women who had discontinued contraception in order to become pregnant.

 

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[Source: Bite Magazine]

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