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Oral health behavior and metabolic syndrome and its components in adults.
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PMID:  22378694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inflammation has been strongly related to metabolic syndrome (MetS). Periodontal disease is the most common chronic infection in adults. We investigated a cross-sectional (n = 925) and 3-year longitudinal (n = 685) relationship between the daily frequency of toothbrushing and MetS. In the cross-sectional analysis, the prevalence of MetS was 15.7%. After adjustment for potential confounding factors (including all lifestyle factors), the odds ratios (95% confidence interval [CI]) of having MetS in those who brushed 2 times/day and ≥ 3 times/day were 0.71 (0.48-1.05) and 0.47 (0.24-0.92), respectively, as compared with ratios in those with a toothbrushing frequency of ≤ 1 time/day. Increasing toothbrushing frequency tended to relate inversely to hypertriglyceridemia and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein. In the longitudinal analysis, 99 participants were newly diagnosed with MetS. The adjusted odds ratios (95% CI) of the MetS in participants who brushed 2 times/day and ≥ 3 times/day as compared with participants who brushed ≤ 1 time/day were 0.80 (0.49-1.31) and 0.43 (0.19-0.97), respectively. The frequency of toothbrushing was related inversely only to hypertriglyceridemia, consistent with the cross-sectional analysis. This study found that more frequent toothbrushing is related to a lower prevalence and incidence of MetS. These results suggest that more frequent toothbrushing may contribute to the prevention of MetS due to the inflammation/triglyceride pathway.
Y Kobayashi; K Niu; L Guan; H Momma; H Guo; Y Cui; R Nagatomi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-02-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dental research     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1544-0591     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dent. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-17     Completed Date:  2012-05-30     Revised Date:  2012-10-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0354343     Medline TA:  J Dent Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-84     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Division of Biomedical Engineering for Health & Welfare, Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, 2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8575, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
C-Reactive Protein / analysis
Cholesterol, LDL / blood
Chronic Periodontitis / prevention & control
Confidence Intervals
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Behavior
Hypertriglyceridemia / blood,  prevention & control
Logistic Models
Longitudinal Studies
Metabolic Syndrome X / blood,  prevention & control*
Odds Ratio
Risk Factors
Self Report
Toothbrushing / psychology,  utilization*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cholesterol, LDL; 9007-41-4/C-Reactive Protein
Comment In:
J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2012 Sep;12(3):151-3   [PMID:  22935283 ]

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