Prevention: Reducing the risk of CVD in patients with periodontitis.

Department of Oral Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Baird Research Park, 1576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY 14228, USA.
Nature Reviews Cardiology (Impact Factor: 10.4). 09/2010; 7(9):479-80. DOI: 10.1038/nrcardio.2010.120
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ABSTRACT The association between periodontitis and other chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus, could be related to systemic inflammation initiated by a local inflammatory challenge. Oliveira et al. have added lack of oral hygiene, and its link with systemic inflammation, to the spectrum of risk factors for CVD.

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