Low serum level of 1,25(OH)2 D is associated with chronic periodontitis.

  title={Low serum level of 1,25(OH)2 D is associated with chronic periodontitis.},
  author={Georgios N Antonoglou and Matti L E Knuuttila and Onni Niemel{\"a} and Taina Raunio and Riitta A Karttunen and Olli Vainio and Pirjo S M Hedberg and Pekka Yl{\"o}stalo and Tellervo Tervonen},
  journal={Journal of periodontal research},
  volume={50 2},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Vitamin D has been studied primarily for its involvement in calcium and phosphate absorption and bone metabolism. The active form of vitamin D-1,25(OH)2 D-has also been investigated for its immune modulatory properties. We explored associations between serum levels of 25(OH)D and 1,25(OH)2 D and periodontal health. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This case-control study included 55 subjects with chronic periodontitis (cases) and 30 periodontally healthy subjects (controls… CONTINUE READING
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