Navigation Links
AADR comments on review that validates association between oral health and heart health
Date:4/20/2012

Alexandria, Va., USA Today, the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) acknowledged the very comprehensive review of the literature undertaken by the American Heart Association (AHA) on the relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease. The review titled "Periodontal disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease: Does the evidence support an independent association?: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association" was published online in Circulation on April 18, 2012.

The review assessed, 1) whether available data supported an independent association between atherosclerotic vascular disease (ASVD) and periodontal disease, and 2) whether available data supported that periodontal treatment might modify ASVD risks or outcomes.

The extensive review of current literatureincluding more than 40 epidemiologic observational studiesdid indeed support an association between periodontal disease and ASVD independent of known cofounders. "The validation of an association between periodontal disease and heart disease from the American Heart Association is an important statement from a public policy perspective," said AADR President Rena D'Souza. While the association has been demonstrated, the literature review failed to support either a cause-effect relationship, or that periodontal treatment might prevent ASVD or modify its outcome.

AADR has many members who are researching the association between oral health and cardiovascular health, but long-term studies on the association between periodontal infection and cardiovascular disease or long-term periodontal treatment intervention studies on cardiovascular health are certainly understudied. Hence, it was not surprising that the authors failed to find evidence in the literature demonstrating either causality or a treatment effect.

Importantly, the AHA review highlighted significant gaps in our scientific understanding of the interaction of oral health and ASVD and articulated that well-designed, controlled interventional studies would be required to further elucidate our understanding of these interactions.

"Further research on the association of oral health and cardiovascular disease is critical," stated D'Souza. "By harnessing today's epidemiologic, genomic, proteomic, microbiologic and immunologic tools with data examining environmental interactions and bioinformatics approaches, we can advance our understanding of this important association that has such clear public health implications."


'/>"/>

Contact: Ingrid L. Thomas
ithomas@aadronline.org
703-299-8084
International & American Associations for Dental Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Health Impact Project director comments on new National Research Council report
2. ADA president Raymond Gist, D.D.S., comments on Harvard study examining fluoride levels in bone
3. Jill Greenfield Comments on the Numerous Failings Highlighted by the Griffin Inquiry into Godstone Farm E.Coli 0157 Outbreak
4. CHIME Issues Comments on the Permanent Certification Process NPRM
5. David Perecman Comments On Bus Driver Assaulting Supervisor In New York
6. CHIME Issues Comments on Temporary Certification Process
7. New York Personal Injury Attorney David Perecman Comments On Dangers Of ‘Metal On Metal' Hip Implants
8. President Obama's Deputy Drug Czar Tom McClellan Comments in USA TODAY Article
9. Omega Protein Comments on California Lawsuit Alleging Fish Oil Contaminants
10. CHIME Issues Comments on EHR Incentive Program
11. Landrieu Comments on Presidents Small Business Health Care Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... Lafayette, California (PRWEB) , ... ... ... a pioneer in the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership ... and health system workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best Buy Eyeglasses, an ... United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a purely functional part ... fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating an iconic image—like ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, ... Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility ... home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet ... product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural ... two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 ... ... respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need ... but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added to ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity ... an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... of our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator ... more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it ... funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed by ... private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the ... market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing ... thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: