Dental health, nutritional status and recent-onset dementia in a Korean community population.

@article{Kim2007DentalHN,
  title={Dental health, nutritional status and recent-onset dementia in a Korean community population.},
  author={Jae-Min Kim and Robert Stewart and Martin Prince and Sung-Wan Kim and Su-jin Yang and Il-seon Shin and Jin-sang Yoon},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={850-5}
}
BACKGROUND Dental health is an important determinant of nutritional status, but has not been investigated as a risk factor for dementia. This study aimed to investigate the association between number of teeth, use of dentures and recent-onset dementia. METHODS This was a cross-sectional analysis nested within a prospective study of community dwelling elderly residents in two areas of Kwangju, South Korea. In a study of 686 community residents aged 65 or over without dementia followed over 2.4… CONTINUE READING