Tooth loss, periodontal disease, and cognitive decline in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study.

@article{Naorungroj2015ToothLP,
  title={Tooth loss, periodontal disease, and cognitive decline in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study.},
  author={Supawadee Naorungroj and Victor J. Schoenbach and Lisa Miller Wruck and Thomas H. Mosley and Rebecca F. Gottesman and Alvaro Alonso and Gerardo Heiss and James Beck and Gary Douglas Slade},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={47-57}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate whether poor oral health predicted 8-year cognitive function change in predominantly late middle adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. METHODS Participants included a subset of ARIC participants aged 52-75 years at 1996-1998 from two study sites: Forsyth County NC and Jackson MS. All subjects completed cognitive function assessments both in 1996-1998 and 2004-2006, and the same subjects received a… CONTINUE READING

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