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Nutrition In The News
Omega 3 Fatty Acids Reduce Pro-inflammatory Markers and Improve Clinical Outcome Measures in Chronic Periodontitis.
A new study published in the Journal of Periodontal Research
has demonstrated a statistically significant effect of omega 3 fatty acids and
low dose aspirin on both clinical and biochemical profiles in patients with
chronic periodontitis and type two diabetes.......more
Vitamin D3 stimulates bone regeneration and
antagonizes inflammation in human periodontal tissue.
A new study from Sweden has revealed the impact of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin
D3 (vitamin D3) on osteogenic and inflammatory properties of human periodontal
ligament (PDL) cells. Treatment with vitamin D3 for 48 h enhanced PDL
cell alkaline phosphatase activity by about two times showing that vitamin D3
exerts pro-osteogenic effects in human PDL cells......more
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease and Oral Health
© Juliette Reeves 2012
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a disorder in which there is recurrent return of stomach contents back up into the oesophagus, frequently causing heartburn and irritation of the oesophagus by stomach acid. It is estimated that 10% of patients with GERD develop Barrett's oesophagus which increases the risk of cancer of the oesophagus, and 80% of patients with GERD also have a hiatus hernia......more