Relationship between periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases

There is a clear relationship between periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases but the factors contributing to this relationship are not well known.

Aim of the project

Examine if there is a relationship between oral bacteria and genetic markers for inflammatory cytokines (IL-1 gene cluster, IL-6 and TNF) and periodontitis, atherosclerosis and aneurysm in Norwegians.
 

 

Tags: Biofilm, Periodontitis, Atherosclerosis, Aneurysm
Published Nov. 25, 2010 6:32 PM - Last modified Nov. 25, 2010 6:39 PM