Navigation Links
Is obesity an oral bacterial disease?
Date:7/8/2009

Alexandria, Va. The world-wide explosion of overweight people has been called an epidemic. The inflammatory nature of obesity is widely recognized. Could it really be an epidemic involving an infectious agent? In this climate of concern over the increasing prevalence of overweight conditions in our society, investigators have focused on the possible role of oral bacteria as a potential direct contributor to obesity.

To investigate this possibility, the study's researchers J.M. Goodson, D. Groppo, S. Halem and E. Carpino measured salivary bacterial populations of overweight women. Saliva was collected from 313 women with a body mass index between 27 and 32, and bacterial populations were measured by DNA probe analysis. Levels in this group were compared with data from a population of 232 healthy individuals from periodontal disease studies. The median percentage difference of seven of the 40 bacterial species measured was greater than 2 percent in the saliva of overweight women. Classification tree analysis of salivary microbiological composition revealed that 98.4 percent of the overweight women could be identified by the presence of a single bacterial species (Selenomonas noxia) at levels greater than 1.05 percent of the total salivary bacteria. Analysis of these data suggests that the composition of salivary bacteria changes in overweight women.

It seems likely that these bacterial species could serve as biological indicators of a developing overweight condition. Of even greater interest, and the subject of future research, is the possibility that oral bacteria may participate in the pathology that leads to obesity.


'/>"/>

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

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. The Obesity Society Selects Executive Vice President
2. Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.
3. New Report Finds Obesity Epidemic Increases, Mississippi Weighs in as Heaviest State
4. Equine Obesity is Associated with Significant Health Issues, Including Insulin Resistance and Laminitis
5. Obesity While Young Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Risk
6. 21st Century Obesity Pandemic Still Suffering From Effects of Tuberculosis Plague of the 1800s
7. Obesity Greatly Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk
8. Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement Clinical Study Presented at European Congress on Obesity
9. Jackson, Rockefeller obesity researchers share Shaw Prize
10. LIFE Ionizers™ Announces Release of Free Book: "The pH Miracle: for Diabetes and Obesity" by Dr. Robert O. Young, Ph.D., D.Sc.
11. Kaiser Permanente Calls for Health Policy Support and Community Advocacy to Curb Childhood Obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... their team will be participating at the highly anticipated Mississippi Gulf Babypalooza on ... mothers coming from all over, from Gulfport, Biloxi, and beyond. We will be ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... When looking at the types of people who have ... of two categories: those that have a weak appetite or those that have a fast ... to gain weight, CB-1 Weight Gainer gives three tips for slowing down metabolism. , The ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... ... Earl Jones will be hosting an upcoming VOICES IN AMERICA segment that highlights the ... that discusses why it is important for the workplace to be healthier, the effects ... environment. , Employers are out billions of dollars year after year due to sick ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The partnership will leverage Fidson’s strong and ... to promote LodonalTM in Nigeria. The distribution will become effective, upon completion of ... the product. , Managing Director, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Dr Fidelis Ayebae, expressed that ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... listed among the most influential leaders in healthcare, will offer the keynote address ... take place October 15-16, 2015, in Palm Harbor, Florida, at the Innisbrook Resort ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:State Farm Agent EJ Roberts to Help Expecting Mothers at the Mississippi Gulf Babypalooza 2Health News:CB-1 Weight Gainer Gives Three Tips for Slowing Down Metabolism 2Health News:CB-1 Weight Gainer Gives Three Tips for Slowing Down Metabolism 3Health News:James Earl Jones Hosts a New "Voices In America" Piece on Making the Workplace Healthier 2Health News:Fidson Partners US Firms on New Product Marketing 2Health News:Fidson Partners US Firms on New Product Marketing 3Health News:Fidson Partners US Firms on New Product Marketing 4Health News:ACO Coalition Meeting to Feature Leapfrog’s Leah Binder 2Health News:ACO Coalition Meeting to Feature Leapfrog’s Leah Binder 3
... ... information on sexual health and sexual medicine easily accessible to the public and to ... TWSHF board of directors voted to dissolve the non-profit and donate its assets to ... ...
... , , , ... scientist M. Elizabeth "Betz" Halloran, M.D., M.P.H., D.S.c., has been awarded ... honor bestowed upon members of the American Association for the Advancement ... researcher in the Hutchinson Center,s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute and ...
... , LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 ... and Energy-X lip balms, today announced the launch of ... heating/cooling treatment packs are specifically designed to reduce swelling ... variety of applications. Researchers behind Thermal-Aid created a line ...
... , Charmaine Yoest Urges "Comprehensive Respect for Life" in ... , WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 Americans United for Life Action President, ... Harry Reid as he considers a manager,s amendment - the Majority ... bill. The letter urges Senator Reid to include "specific language that ...
... from physician, study finds , THURSDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) ... parents to place infants on their backs to go to ... SIDS, researchers have found. , Since the U.S. government launched ... infants placed on their backs at sleep time has increased ...
... fall down on prevention, experts say , THURSDAY, Dec. ... getting better at treating heart attacks and other cardiovascular ... for preventing them, according to new statistics from the ... exercise, too much weight. , In fact, 59 percent ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Women's Sexual Health Foundation to Transfer Assets to the National Vulvodynia Association 2Health News:The Women's Sexual Health Foundation to Transfer Assets to the National Vulvodynia Association 3Health News:M. Elizabeth Halloran Named AAAS Fellow 2Health News:M. Elizabeth Halloran Named AAAS Fellow 3Health News:M. Elizabeth Halloran Named AAAS Fellow 4Health News:Thermal-Aid Bears Provide Warm Comfort to Children at Penny Lane for the Holidays 2Health News:Pro-Life Leader Sends Urgent Letter to Senator Reid 2Health News:Doctor's Orders Influence Baby's Sleep Position 2Health News:Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down 2Health News:Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down 3
(Date:9/2/2015)... LONDON , Sept. 2, 2015 ... coil is used to treat an unruptured and ... artery wall). The treatment is either known as ... procedure, the endovascular coil blocks the blood flow ... usually performed under general anaesthesia by an interventional ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2015 Advanced Wound Dressings - 5EU ... dressings have steadily replaced traditional bandages and gauze ... wound indications, such as trauma wounds, burns, and ... physical protection become increasingly critical in wound healing, ... therapy. This report focuses on nine market ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... NEW YORK , Sept. 2, 2015   ... of the most common laboratory technologies that is used ... and antibodies in solution. ELISA test uses various types ... alkaline phosphatases and the result is detected by photometry ... in the treatment of various infectious diseases such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Neuroendovascular Coil Market 2015-2019 2Advanced Wound Dressings - 5EU Analysis and Market Forecasts 2Global Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa) Testing Market 2015-2019 2Global Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa) Testing Market 2015-2019 3
... May 3, 2011 Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL ) ... 2011. For the first quarter of 2011, Rigel reported ... to a net loss of $22.3 million, or $0.43 per share, ... the first quarter of 2011 and 2010 were 52.3 million and ...
... Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a biopharmaceutical ... today announced dosing of the first patient in a ... cenderitide.  The trial is being conducted pursuant to Nile,s ... clinical step towards developing cenderitide as a treatment for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rigel Announces First Quarter Financial Results 2Rigel Announces First Quarter Financial Results 3Rigel Announces First Quarter Financial Results 4Nile Therapeutics Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase I Study of Cenderitide 2Nile Therapeutics Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase I Study of Cenderitide 3
The Perfecta PDA components provide the design and material choice imperative in today's cost conscious medical climate....
The proximally modular S-ROM Total Hip System provides custom capability at non-custom prices and is competitive with conventional porous coated systems....
The proximally modular S-ROM Total Hip System provides custom capability at non-custom prices and is competitive with conventional porous coated systems....
Severe revision options for the knee and hip...
Medicine Products: