Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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