Is overweight/obesity a risk factor for periodontitis in young adults and adolescents?: a systematic review
S Khan, G Barrington, S Bettiol, T Barnett, L Crocombe
Obesity Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Obesity in young adults and adolescents is associated with chronic co-morbidities. This project investigated whether being overweight or obese is a risk factor for periodontitis in adolescents (13-17 years) and young adults (18-34 years). METHODS: A search of 12 databases was conducted using Medical Subject Headings/Index and Emtree terms. Based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, articles published between 2003 and 2016 were screened that reported periodontal and anthropometric measures. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale was used to appraise the quality of studies. RESULTS: Of 25 eligible studies from 12 countries, 17 showed an association between..View full abstract
The authors would like to thank Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship Department of Education and Training, Centre of Rural Health, School of Medicine and University of Tasmania.