Periodontitis, edentulism linked to higher mortality but not CVD in older women
Periodontitis and edentulism in postmenopausal women are associated with increased mortality rate but not increased risk for CVD after adjusting for confounding factors, according to published findings. “Moderate to severe periodontitis and edentulism are present in about 64 percent and 33 percent of U.S. adults 60 years and older, respectively,” Michael J. LaMonte, Ph.D., M.P.H., research associate professor in the department of epidemiology and environmental health at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and colleagues wrote in the study background.
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