NYU dental researchers find evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes.
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NYU New York Undercover (TV show) ) dental research team has discovered evidence that pregnant women with periodontal disease are more likely to develop gestational diabetes mellitus gestational diabetes mellitus Glucose intolerance first detected during pregnancy Associations ↑ Maternal and fetal perinatal complications, tendency to develop glucose intolerance in absence of pregnancy 5-10 yrs later Incidence Up to 5% of pregnancies than pregnant women with healthy gums.
The study, led by Ananda Ananda
(flourished 6th century BC, India) First cousin and disciple of the Buddha. A monk who served as the Buddha's personal attendant, he became known as the “beloved disciple.” It was Ananda who persuaded the Buddha to allow women to become nuns. P. Dasanayake, BDS, MPH, PhD, FACE, a professor of epidemiology and health promotion at the NYU College of Dentistry, followed 256 women at New York's Bellevue Hospital Center Bellevue Hospital Center, founded in 1736, is the oldest public hospital in the United States. It is located in New York City and has been the site of countless milestones in the history of medicine. through their first six months of pregnancy.
Twenty-two women developed gestational diabetes. Those women had significantly higher levels of periodontal bacteria and inflammation than the other women in the study.
These findings, published in the April 2008 issue of the Journal of Dental Research, provide additional support for the importance of encouraging expectant mothers to maintain good oral health. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu.
Source: New York University
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