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Reported gum disease as a cardiovascular risk factor in adults with intellectual disabilities.

Authors
  • Hsieh, K1
  • Murthy, S1
  • Heller, T1
  • Rimmer, J H2
  • Yen, G1
  • 1 Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • 2 School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
Nov 08, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12438
PMID: 29114946
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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