Association between periodontal pockets and elevated cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.

@article{Katz2002AssociationBP,
  title={Association between periodontal pockets and elevated cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.},
  author={Joseph Katz and Moshe Y Flugelman and Avishai Goldberg and Marc Heft},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2002},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={494-500}
}
BACKGROUND Periodontitis is associated with increased prevalence of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; however, the nature of this association is unclear. There is a rationale that indicates that the presence of periodontal pockets which can harbor pathogenic microorganisms and evoke a host response could elicit a systemic effect. The hypothesis of this study is that periodontal pockets may be associated with elevated blood lipid levels, a known risk factor for atherosclerotic disease… CONTINUE READING
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