Overweight provokes the development of diseases of the oral cavity, including teeth. This was reported by American physicians, published the results of their study in the journal Oral Diseases, briefly about it, reports EurekAlert!
During the study, researchers watched for 160 patients of dentists with normal and excessive body weight. It turned out that people with a BMI (body mass index) of more than 23 was developed more severe periodontitis compared to clients dentist, having a normal body weight.
It appeared, also that patients with an index higher than 25, the risk of periodontitis was six times higher than for patients with normal body weight.
Doctors say that obesity is likely to provoke inflammatory processes in the oral cavity.
BMI is defined as body weight (in kilograms) by the square of body length (in meters). For example, at a body weight of 67 kg and height 1.7 m index equal to 23. A figure above 25 indicates that a person has excess body weight (the rule is not working for athletes).