“These studies have demonstrated for the first time that the virulence factors of the central pathogenic bacteria underlying gum disease are able to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body,” said researcher Dr Timo Sorsa.
“It’s most likely in conjunction with the bacteria, and taking part in central mechanisms of tissue destruction related to cancer.”
Gum disease causes low-grade inflammation in the mouth, the scientists said.
The inflammation helped spread the bacteria to other parts of the body, including the pancreas.
Source : https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/905860/pancreatic-cancer-symptoms-brushing-teeth-gum-disease-nhs-pancreas