Influence of obesity and hypertension on the severity of periodontitis in rats.

@article{Perlstein1977InfluenceOO,
  title={Influence of obesity and hypertension on the severity of periodontitis in rats.},
  author={M I Perlstein and Nabil F. Bissada},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  year={1977},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={707-19}
}
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the extent to which obesity and/or hypertension may modify the response of rats' periodontium to chronic gingival irritation. Forty-four normal, spontaneously hypertensive, obese, and obese-hypertensive rats were used. Histopathologic evaluation of the periodontal structure showed both hyperplasia and hypertrophy of the walls of blood vessels supplying the periodontium in the hypertensive and obese-hypertensive animals. The results also… CONTINUE READING

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