Navigation Links
Tooth loss associated with cardiovascular risk factors in patients with chronic heart disease
Date:3/7/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (March 7, 2013) Poor dental health, especially tooth loss, is associated with several established cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes, smoking, blood pressure, obesity and other novel risk factors, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session.

Although several studies have proposed a link between periodontal disease and coronary heart disease, knowledge about periodontal disease in patients with established heart disease is lacking. Researchers investigated the prevalence of self-reported tooth loss and occurrence of gum bleeds, as surrogate markers of periodontal disease, and their relation to cardiovascular risk factors in high-risk patients with coronary heart disease participating in the ongoing STABILITY study, a global clinical trial evaluating the anti-atherosclerosis drug darapladib.

At the start of the study, 15,828 study participants from 39 countries reported their remaining number of teeth, categorized as none, 1-14, 15-19, 20-25 or 26-32, and frequency of gum bleeds, never/rarely, sometimes, often or always. Data on cardiovascular risk factors were also obtained, and statistical analyses were performed, adjusting for age, smoking, diabetes and education. Approximately 40 percent of participants had fewer than 15 teeth and 16 percent had no teeth; 25 percent of subjects reported gum bleeds.

For every decrease in number of teeth, researchers observed increasing levels of Lp-PLA2, an enzyme that increases inflammation and promotes hardening of the arteries, as well as an increase in other cardiac risk markers including LDL or "bad" cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and waist circumference. Participants with fewer teeth also had higher probability of having diabetes, with the odds increasing by 11 percent for every decrease in number of teeth category. Greater loss of teeth was also associated with being a current or former smoke
'/>"/>

Contact: Beth Casteel
bcasteel@acc.org
240-328-4549
American College of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Using mouthrinse reduces plaque and gingivitis more than toothbrushing alone
2. Beta-catenin molecule is required for tooth root formation
3. Zion Health Announces Native Remedy-Natural Clay Toothpaste without Fluoride formulated to help Prevent Gum Disease. Now Available At Whole Foods Market in Lafayette, CA.
4. Company Announces Best Electric Toothbrush 2013
5. Indesign, LLC Broadens Presence in Bluetooth with Bluetooth Low Energy - BLE
6. Clues to Ancient Dentistry Found in Human Tooth
7. Swallowed Toothpicks Can Lead to Big Trouble, Experts Warn
8. Tooth Fairy “Kindness Kit” Wins 2012 Kids Product of the Year Award
9. 7 genetic risk factors found to be associated with common eye disorder
10. Dr. Releford Develops Treatment for Chronic Lymphedema and Associated Wounds
11. Does bariatric surgery impact medical costs associated with obesity?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Many people ... people undergo plastic surgery to reduce a “double chin.” ... however, eliminates the need to go under the knife. ... works the jaw muscles, therefore tightening the skin in ... chins. , Jawflex is used for facial exercise, double ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... is expected to reach USD 4,285.1 million by ... to a new study by Grand View Research, ... of computational biology for bioinformatics R&D programs designed ... and increasing number of clinical studies in pharmacogenomics ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... The NIH is giving $8 million ... fund a clinical trial on light-based therapy in mesothelioma ... newly-posted article on the research. , Scientists at ... to enroll 102 pleural mesothelioma study participants ... photosensitizing drug prior to surgery. Then half will have ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Since ... a local icon to the Tysons Corner skyline and ... becoming its own municipality, known simply as “Tysons”, the ... Tysons Hotel. In addition to Tysons becoming its ... located in the heart of Tysons brings an evolution ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... 14, 2014 July 14, 2014 ... in enterprise-class cloud management, governance, and compliance software ... AvePoint software will be available to customers of ... , The hosting and value-added reseller ... following AvePoint solutions to new or existing customers: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Jawflex | Double Chin Exercise for Double Chin Reduction 2Health News:Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020 2Health News:Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020 3Health News:Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020 4Health News:Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020 5Health News:Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020 6Health News:New Research Could Expand Availability of Light-Based Mesothelioma Therapy, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Iconic Tyson’s Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution 2Health News:Iconic Tyson’s Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution 3Health News:Iconic Tyson’s Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution 4Health News:AvePoint Works with Rackspace to Extend Vital Management Features to Hybrid SharePoint Deployments 2Health News:AvePoint Works with Rackspace to Extend Vital Management Features to Hybrid SharePoint Deployments 3
... vice president of public policy for The Leukemia & ... Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations, calling for funding for a ... of Defense (DoD). , , The Institute of ... chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), lymphoma and multiple myeloma, are ...
... ... DIA Meeting in San Diego, Calif. , ... Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) June 18, 2009 -- CenterWatch , ... annual surveys aimed at better understanding physician referrals to clinical trials and study volunteer ...
... featured as part of the Premier healthcare alliance Innovation Celebration ... together with its technology partner, et medical devices SpA, Italy, ... The ecg@home(TM), small enough to fit in the palm ... without electrode cables by just using the thumbs. , ...
... Vendormate, the market leader in vendor information management and ... president, effective immediately. Andy Monin, who formerly held ... opportunities. , , "Bill has ... steadily guiding our processes, systems, and operations one step ...
... a profound effect on relationships and lead to significant changes ... psychological, social and emotional level, according a study in the ... Researchers from Northern Ireland have come up with four ... stroke survivors, nine males and seven females, aged between 33 ...
... Honor Roll - , , WASHINGTON, June 18 ... by specialty of America,s Best Children,s Hospitals, available online at ... issue of U.S. News & World Report , available ... 2009 America,s Best Children,s Hospitals, the most extensive listing of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Calls for Blood Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense 2Health News:CenterWatch to Introduce Key Findings from Surveys on Physician Referrals to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Volunteer Experiences at DIA Meeting 2Health News:HealthFrontier Introduces New Innovation in Web-Based Remote Health Monitoring Technology 2Health News:Bill Hayes Promoted to President of Vendormate 2Health News:Stroke survivors report loss of sexual desire, blurred gender roles, anger and fatigue 2Health News:Stroke survivors report loss of sexual desire, blurred gender roles, anger and fatigue 3Health News:Stroke survivors report loss of sexual desire, blurred gender roles, anger and fatigue 4Health News:U.S. News Media Group Releases Rankings of America's Best Children's Hospitals 2Health News:U.S. News Media Group Releases Rankings of America's Best Children's Hospitals 3
(Date:7/14/2014)... DIEGO , July 14, 2014  Diomics, ... material, today announced that the United States Patent ... held by Diomics covering novel biologic sample collection ... their use in forensics and diagnostics. ... materials is by swabbing. Recovery of DNA from ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... ANAHEIM, Calif. , July 14, 2014  Mallinckrodt plc ... QCOR ) today announced that the registration statement ... Commission ("SEC") by Mallinckrodt plc on May 16, 2014 and ... statement of Mallinckrodt and Questcor that also constitutes a prospectus ... registration statement on Form S-4 is available on the SEC,s ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Francisco, Calif. , July 14, 2014 ... today announces a technology partnership with global ... develop its technology for quick-to-market products. ... approach and DNA2.0,s machine learning optimization technologies, ... speeding up the process of engineering proteins ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Diomics Announces Issuance Of U.S. Patents For Novel Biologic Sample DNA Collection Materials For Use In Forensics And Diagnostics 2Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals And Questcor Pharmaceuticals Provide Update On Transaction 2Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals And Questcor Pharmaceuticals Provide Update On Transaction 3Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals And Questcor Pharmaceuticals Provide Update On Transaction 4Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals And Questcor Pharmaceuticals Provide Update On Transaction 5Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals And Questcor Pharmaceuticals Provide Update On Transaction 6Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals And Questcor Pharmaceuticals Provide Update On Transaction 7Pareto Biotechnologies Announces Technology Partnership With DNA2.0, Inc. 2Pareto Biotechnologies Announces Technology Partnership With DNA2.0, Inc. 3
... WASHINGTON, June 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker,Nancy Pelosi ... Bush's veto of the stem cell bill: , ... of the American,people, of leading medical researchers, and ... veto says 'no' to the hopes of,million of ...
... Research and,Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c60415) has,announced the addition of ... advancements in molecular research and continued untiring,efforts ... more precisely,applicable Pharmaceuticals as well as agro ... advent of Chiral technologies and their,applications. , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Report 'Looking at Chiral Technologies' Analyzes the Global,Market Growth Forecasts Driven By Two Very Important Components as,Single Isomer Drugs and Single Enantiomer Pharmaceuticals 2
... its kind, the noncontact EnSite Array ... electrical information, translating it into a ... this unique tool simplifies ablation procedures ... of electrical data in a single ...
Wire mesh braided design with a platinum core....
... Medical's universal programmer platform, the Model ... combination with St. Jude Medical® bradycardia ... emerging indications. Features a large, ... matrix LCD screen Programmer offers continuous, ...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: