IADR/AADR publish study on obesity link to periodontitis
In a study titled "MicroRNA Modulation in Obesity and Periodontitis," lead author Romina Perri, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Oral Health Institute, conducted a pilot investigation to determine whether obesity or periodontal disease modified microRNA expression and whether there was any potential interaction between obesity and periodontitis that could involve microRNA modulation. This study was published in the Journal of Dental Research, the official publication of the International and American Associations for Dental Research. In this investigation, total RNA was extracted from gingival biopsy samples collected from 20 patients in four groups: non-obese participants with a healthy periodontium, non-obese participants with periodontitis, obese participants with a healthy periodontium, and 5 obese participants with periodontitis.
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