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Number of teeth and selected cardiovascular risk factors among elderly people.

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Source
Gerodontology. 2010 Sep;27(3):189-92
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-2010
Author
Anna-Maija Hannele Syrjälä
Pekka Ylöstalo
Sirpa Hartikainen
Raimo Sulkava
Matti Knuuttila
Author Affiliation
Department of Periodontology, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. Anna-Maija.Syrjala@oulu.fi
Source
Gerodontology. 2010 Sep;27(3):189-92
Date
Sep-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Glucose - analysis
Body mass index
Cardiovascular Diseases - blood - epidemiology
Cholesterol, HDL - blood
Dentition
Diabetes Mellitus - epidemiology
Educational Status
Finland - epidemiology
Humans
Independent Living - statistics & numerical data
Jaw, Edentulous, Partially - epidemiology
Leukocyte Count
Marital status
Mouth, Edentulous - epidemiology
Population Surveillance
Risk factors
Smoking - epidemiology
Triglycerides - blood
Xerostomia - epidemiology
Abstract
To produce evidence on an association between the number of teeth and selected cardiovascular risk factors among an elderly population.
The study population comprised of 523 community-living elderly people who participated in the population-based Kuopio 75+ study. The data for each subject were collected using a structured clinical health examination, an interview and laboratory tests. Linear regression models were used to estimate adjusted mean values and confidence limits.
Edentulous persons and persons with a small number of teeth had lower serum HDL cholesterol and higher triglyceride, leucocyte and blood glucose levels and a higher body mass index (BMI) compared with subjects to a large number of teeth.
The study showed that, in the Finnish home-dwelling population aged 75 years or older, those with a large number of teeth were less likely to have cardiovascular risk factors such as a low serum HDL cholesterol level, a high triglyceride level and a high BMI than did subjects with a small number of teeth or who were edentulous.
PubMed ID
19702670 View in PubMed
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