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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





                                          

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Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease and Oral Health

© Juliette Reeves 2012


Introduction

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