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Study finds association between periodontal disease and low intake of minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber in young adult women

Japan Daily Report

2021 APR 12 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Japan Daily Report -- Researchers detail new data in Periodontal Diseases and Conditions - Periodontitis. According to news reporting out of Tokyo, Japan, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “Dietary habits of middle-aged and elderly individuals affected by periodontal disease (PD) differ from those who are unaffected by it, according to previous reports. However, in young adults, there are only a few reports that show a correlation between nutrient/food intake and PD.”

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), “Moreover, no report till date has assessed the correlation between dietary habits and PD using a self-administered diet history questionnaire (DHQ). Therefore, we assessed this correlation using a DHQ in young adult women who are likely to develop PD. The participants were enrolled from 2 universities and included 120 female college students a mean age of 20.4 y. The participants were assessed for the presence of PD according to the community periodontal index and were divided into two groups, the PD group and the non-PD group. Their dietary habits were investigated using a DHQ and the level of difficulty in chewing food was assessed. The PD group had a significantly lower nutrient intake of minerals, fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble vitamins, and dietary fiber than the non-PD group. In terms of food groups, the PD group consumed significantly lesser amounts of green and yellow vegetables (GYV) than the non-PD group. Multivariate analysis revealed that the PD group had significantly lower intakes of vitamin E and GYV than the non-PD group. The PD group consumed significantly lesser amounts of hard foods than the non-PD group.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Young adult women who were evaluated for PD by a screening test had a significantly lower nutrient/food intake than those without a PD.”

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: The Association Between Dietary Habits and Periodontal Disease In Young Adult Women. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, 2021;67(1):48-56. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology can be contacted at: Center Academic Publ Japan, 2-4-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo, 113-0032, Japan.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Yuriko Komagamine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Gerodontol & Oral Rehabil, Tokyo 1138549, Japan. Additional authors for this research include Akemi Hosoda, Manabu Kanazawa, Yohei Hama, Shunsuke Minakuchi and Akiko Kojo.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.3177/jnsv.67.48. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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