The results of an analysis from a Korean university say that drinking coffee does not increase the risk of developing periodontitis.
South Korea’s Pusan National University has declared a new truth thanks to an analysis carried out. Drinking coffee does not increase the risk of developing periodontitis . It is nothing more than an inflammation of the gums and the tissues that hold the teeth in the mouth. The analysis started from 46 studies to focus on 4 researches on the link between coffee and periodontitis. Two other researches focused instead on the causes of tooth loss. The studies did not reveal any difference in the risk of periodontitis between those who drank coffee and those who did not, not even on the amount consumed.
Nicola Discepoli, associate professor of periodontology at the University of Siena and coordinator of the scientific commission of the Italian Society of Periodontology (Sidp), explains:
Periodontitis is a pathology closely linked to lifestyle, such as tobacco consumption and oral hygiene. Considering that coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, understanding the effect it has on the human body is very important. Although the data on which the meta-analysis was based are limited, at present it is possible to exclude an association between periodontal disease and caffeine which, on the contrary, could even have a protective effect, considering that some studies carried out in the past have shown the anti-inflammatory capacity of this substance. For the moment, however, there is no reason to advise against moderate coffee intake. The important thing is to take into account the cardiovascular conditions of those who drink it, because caffeine is a risk factor for hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
- Periodontitis, drinking coffee would not increase the risk of developing it (tg24.sky.it)