Eating disorders linked with poor gum conditions, quality of life
from Dr. Bicuspid
Patients diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia have significantly worse periodontal conditions and poorer oral health-related quality of life, such as physical and psychological limitations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Periodontology. This quantitative cross-sectional study included 60 patients admitted to the Specialized Mental Health Clinic of the Medical School of Marília in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2018. Half of the patients were diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia nervosa by psychiatrists at the school and were actively undergoing treatment, and the others did not have eating disorders.
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