According to a research published by United European Gastroenterology Journal, there has been a close association found between oral health conditions and risk of gastrointestinal liver cancer. So, if you do not take care of your oral hygiene, you may put yourself at risk of liver cancer.

It suggests that poor oral health contributes to 75% increase in your risk of liver cancer. The study also investigated association between oral health and other forms of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer.

To estimate the relationship between cancer risk and other self-reported oral health conditions, models were applied. Author Haydee WT Jordao from Queen’s University Belfast states, “poor oral health has been linked with the risk of several chronic diseases, like heart disease, stroke and diabetes.”

Patients with poor oral health were more likely to be younger female and consumed less portions of fruits and vegetables in a day. The reason why poor oral health is related with liver cancer is yet to be discovered, however, studies have somehow depicted the role of oral and gut microbe in disease development.

When the liver gets affected by hepatitis, cirrhosis or cancer, its function gets declined, leading to the increased survival rates of bacteria in the body.