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The effect of nutrition on periodontal disease: a systematic review.

Authors
  • Kulkarni, Varun
  • Bhatavadekar, Neel B
  • Uttamani, Juhi Raju
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the California Dental Association
Publication Date
May 01, 2014
Volume
42
Issue
5
Pages
302–311
Identifiers
PMID: 25087348
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The link between nutrients and periodontal disease has not been clearly established. A PubMed and Cochrane database literature search was conducted. The published research reveals only a possible relationship between vitamins and minerals and periodontal disease. Vitamin E, zinc, lycopene and vitamin B complex may have useful adjunct benefits. However, there is inadequate evidence to link the nutritional status of the host to periodontal inflammation. More randomized controlled trials are needed to explore this association.

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