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New Study Explores the Link Between Obesity and Gum Disease

December 4, 2019
by Case Western Reserve University

Obesity and gum (periodontal) disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States—and studies show these chronic conditions may be related. This new study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care and evaluates potential pathways that may illustrate the connection between the two conditions.

The connection between obesity and gum disease isn’t as simple as cause-and-effect, said Andres Pinto, professor of oral and maxillofacial medicine and diagnostic sciences at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and co-author of the study published in the British Dental Journal.

Instead, the relationship centers on what both diseases have in common: inflammation.

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1 Comment » for New Study Explores the Link Between Obesity and Gum Disease
  1. Saxer Ulrich says:

    I would like to Reed this paper
    Thank you

    U.P. Saxer

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