Periodontitis is an independent risk indicator for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases among 60 174 participants in a large dental school in the Netherlands

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BACKGROUND The association between periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ACVD) has been established in some modestly sized studies (<10 000). Rarely, however, periodontitis has been studied directly; often tooth loss or self-reported periodontitis has been used as a proxy measure for periodontitis. Our aim is to investigate the adjusted… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/jech-2015-206745

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@inproceedings{Beukers2017PeriodontitisIA, title={Periodontitis is an independent risk indicator for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases among 60 174 participants in a large dental school in the Netherlands}, author={Nicky G F M Beukers and Geert J M G van der Heijden and Arjen J. van Wijk and Bruno G. Loos}, booktitle={Journal of epidemiology and community health}, year={2017} }