Beneficial effects of hormone replacement therapy on periodontitis are vitamin D associated.

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BACKGROUND Possible synergism between female sex hormones and vitamin D on periodontitis pathology has not been assessed. Here, the authors investigate effects of estrogen, progesterone, and vitamin D on periodontitis in a population-based sample and use cell studies to explore mechanistic explanations of the population-based findings. METHODS The… (More)
DOI: 10.1902/jop.2012.120434

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