Reported gum disease as a cardiovascular risk factor in adults with intellectual disabilities.
Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.
- Published Article
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
- Publication Date
Nov 08, 2017
After controlling for other risk factors, reported gum disease among adults with ID may be associated with a higher risk of CVD. However, further research that also includes clinical indices of periodontal disease and CVD for this population is needed to determine if there is a causal relationship between gum disease and CVD.
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