Periodontal disease and biomarkers related to cardiovascular disease.

  title={Periodontal disease and biomarkers related to cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Kaumudi J Joshipura and Handan C. Wand and Anwar T Merchant and Eric B. Rimm},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={83 2},
Periodontal disease is a chronic infection of the gums characterized by a loss of attachment between the tooth and bone, and by bone loss. We evaluated cross-sectionally the association between periodontal disease and C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, factor VII, tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), LDL-C, von Willebrand factor, and soluble tumor necrosis factor receptors 1 and 2. The final sample consisted of 468 men (ages 47-80 yrs), participating in the Health Professional Follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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