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Tooth-loss risk quantified in post-menopausal women

from Medical News Today

A study of more than 1,000 post-menopausal women indicates that around 1 in 4 are likely to suffer tooth loss over a five-year period, and the risk increases to nearly 90 percent if other risk factors are present, especially diabetes and if they smoke. The American based study found that 293 post-menopausal women out of 1,021 (28.7 per cent) had suffered from tooth loss over the five-year study period. Previous studies have potentially linked the menopause to tooth loss because of factors such as bone loss and estrogen deficiency. The impact of the menopause may go some way to explain why women more often suffer from tooth loss, despite generally having better oral health than men. more

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