Associations between IgG antibody to oral organisms and carotid intima-medial thickness in community-dwelling adults.

@article{Beck2005AssociationsBI,
  title={Associations between IgG antibody to oral organisms and carotid intima-medial thickness in community-dwelling adults.},
  author={James D. Beck and Paul I. Eke and Dongming Lin and Phoebus N Madianos and David Couper and Kevin Moss and John R Elter and Gerardo Heiss and Steven Offenbacher},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2005},
  volume={183 2},
  pages={342-8}
}
AIMS The aims of this study are to describe the relationships between IgG antibodies to 17 oral organisms and atherosclerosis as indexed by carotid intima-medial wall thickness (IMT) and to evaluate the role of smoking. METHODS AND RESULTS Our study is based on a subset of participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, who received a complete periodontal examination during visit 4 (1996-1998). The outcome was mean carotid IMT>/=1mm assessed by B-mode ultrasound. The… CONTINUE READING