Periodontitis and Insulin Resistance: Casual or Causal Relationship?


Insulin resistance (IR) is now considered as a chronic and low level inflammatory condition. It is closely related to altered glucose tolerance, hypertriglyceridemia, abdominal obesity, and coronary heart disease. IR is accompanied by the increase in the levels of inflammatory cytokines like interleukin-1 and 6, tumor necrosis factor-α. These inflammatory… (More)
DOI: 10.4093/dmj.2012.36.6.404


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