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Extra Weight May Increase Dental Risks

Being overweight or obese was linked with an increased likelihood of having poor oral health in a recent study.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:01 am EDT

Being overweight or obese was linked with an increased likelihood of having poor oral health in a recent study.

In the study of 160 participants, those with BMI ≥23 had generally more severe periodontitis, total inflammatory dental diseases, and leukocyte counts than normal weight individuals. Patients who were obese (BMI ≥25) had almost a 6-times increased risk for severe periodontitis compared with normal weight participants. Altered inflammatory molecules that are associated with obesity may play a role.

The results are published in Oral Diseases.

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Link to Study: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/odi.12679

About Journal

Oral Diseases is a multidisciplinary and international journal with a focus on head and neck disorders, edited by leaders in the field, Professor Bruce Baum (Bethesda USA) and Professor Crispian Scully (London UK). The journal is pre-eminent in oral medicine. Oral Diseases specifically strives to link often-isolated areas of dentistry and medicine through broad-based scholarship that includes well-designed and controlled clinical research, analytical epidemiology, and the translation of basic science in pre-clinical studies.

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