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Short Communication

Association between Obesity and Dental Caries in Chinese Children

Wu L.a · Chang R.a · Mu Y.b · Deng X.c · Wu F.a · Zhang S.a · Zhou D.a

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aDepartment of Endodontics, School of Stomatology, Tianjin Medical University, bDepartment of Stomatology, Nankai Hospital, and cDepartment of Stomatology, Beichen Chinese Medicine Hospital, Tianjin, PR China

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Caries Res 2013;47:171–176

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Abstract of Short Communication

Received: November 01, 2011
Accepted: October 04, 2012
Published online: December 05, 2012
Issue release date: February 2013

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 5

ISSN: 0008-6568 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-976X (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/CRE

Abstract

The study sought to analyze the association between dental caries and obesity in Chinese children, and to investigate the protective and risk factors of dental caries. A total of 280 children aged 7–12 years voluntarily answered the caries examination and questionnaire. Caries was measured using the International Caries Detection and Assessment System. According to the Chinese body mass index, the participants were grouped overweight or normal-weight. The logistic regression model showed no correlation between dental caries and obesity. Drinking yogurt and chewing gum are protective factors, whereas oral breathing and genetic predisposition to caries are risk factors.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Short Communication

Received: November 01, 2011
Accepted: October 04, 2012
Published online: December 05, 2012
Issue release date: February 2013

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 5

ISSN: 0008-6568 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-976X (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/CRE


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