Access to dental care and blood pressure profiles in adults with high socioeconomic status.

  title={Access to dental care and blood pressure profiles in adults with high socioeconomic status.},
  author={Rita Del Pinto and Annalisa Monaco and Eleonora Ortu and Marta Cześnikiewicz-Guzik and Eva Mu{\~n}oz Aguilera and Mario Giannoni and Francesco D’Aiuto and Tomasz J. Guzik and Claudio Ferri and Davide Pietropaoli},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
BACKGROUND Reduced access to dental care may increase cardiovascular risk; however, socioeconomic factors are believed to confound the associations. We hypothesized that the relation persists despite economic wellness and high education, with reduced access to dental care affecting cardiovascular risk at least in part through its effect on blood pressure (BP), possibly mediated by systemic inflammation. METHODS We first assessed the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics related to… 

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