Oxidative Stress and Periodontal Disease in Obesity

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Dursun E., Akalin F. A. , Genc T., Cinar N., EREL Ö. , Yildiz B. O.

MEDICINE, vol.95, no.12, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/md.0000000000003136
  • Title of Journal : MEDICINE


Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the jaws and is more prevalent in obesity. Local and systemic oxidative stress may be an early link between periodontal disease and obesity. The primary aim of this study was to detect whether increased periodontal disease susceptibility in obese individuals is associated with local and systemic oxidative stress. Accordingly; we analyzed periodontal status and systemic (serum) and local (gingival crevicular fluid [GCF]) oxidative status markers in young obese women in comparison with age-matched lean women.