Jan

22

 I consider it's highly likely that when all is said and down, inflammation and the immune system in general will be shown to be responsible for the vast majority of the "lifestyle" disease damage. The pathways are at least two-fold: immunity is a dangerous weapon, that turns on the host sometimes as a byproduct of turning on the invaders, kind of like chemotherapy and as an accident of evolution the brain uses (and responds) to much of the same signaling that the immune system does.

The specific pathway of [altered diet -> altered mouth/body chemistry -> changed environment for mouth bacteria as evidenced by the increased formation of plague -> persistent inflammation of the gums -> immune responses to inflammation in some way related to diabetes] doesn't seem that unlikely.

It's fortunate that the teeth are easily accessible. Inflammation in places that are hidden can't be easily altered by regular, repeated mechanical interventions.


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