SYSTEMIC INFLAMATION CAUSED BY PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND ELEVATED GLUCOSE LEVELS dentist Albuquerque
A study reported in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology reported on the association between periodontal disease and diabetes and pre-diabetes. Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) is a condition of elevated blood glucose that is higher than normal but not high enough to qualify as diabetes.
The study linked four blood elements that are inflammatory systemic biomarkers, including elevated white cell count, with periodontal disease. The study determined that the biomarkers were the mediating agent between periodontal disease, IFG and diabetes.
A report on this study from the Journal of Clinical Periodontology can be read by clicking here.
Although not reported in this study, increased systemic inflammation has been reported to be associated with various other chronic inflammatory diseases, such as coronary heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and strokes.
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