Association between number of teeth, edentulism and use of dentures with percentage body fat in south Brazilian community-dwelling older people.

@article{Marchi2012AssociationBN,
  title={Association between number of teeth, edentulism and use of dentures with percentage body fat in south Brazilian community-dwelling older people.},
  author={Renato Jos{\'e} de Marchi and Fernando Neves Hugo and Juliana Balbinot Hilgert and Dalva Maria Pereira Padilha},
  journal={Gerodontology},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={e69-76}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate if poor oral status was associated with percentage body fat in a representative sample of south Brazilian community-dwelling elderly. BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that elders with extensive tooth loss and edentulism present with compromised chewing function, which results in dietary changes. However, few studies have assessed whether poor oral status is associated with percentage body fat in community-dwelling elderly. MATERIALS AND METHODS A random sample of 471 south… CONTINUE READING

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