Association between severity of body mass index and periodontal condition in women

@article{Pataro2011AssociationBS,
  title={Association between severity of body mass index and periodontal condition in women},
  author={Andr{\'e} Luiz Pataro and Fernando O Costa and Sheila Cavalca Cortelli and Jos{\'e} Roberto Cortelli and Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimar{\~a}es de Abreu and Jos{\'e} Eust{\'a}quio da Costa},
  journal={Clinical Oral Investigations},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={727-734}
}
This study evaluated the association between body mass index (BMI) and periodontal condition in a population of Brazilian women. A hospital convenience sample of 594 eligible women was recruited from a women's health reference center of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Four groups were formed considering BMI levels: BMI normal group (n = 352), overweight (n = 54), obesity level I (n = 48), obesity level II (n = 56), and obesity level III (n = 74). Full-mouth periodontal examination was performed and… CONTINUE READING

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