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Dietary Fiber Intake Is Inversely Associated with Periodontal Disease among US Adults.

​Regular consumption of fiber-rich foods may help to cut down the risk of developing periodontal disease.

This study evaluated the role high-fiber diets play in the prevention of periodontal disease. Researchers followed 6,052 American adults for 3 years and compared dietary habits with the incidence of periodontal disease.

Researchers observed that a decline in the risk of periodontal disease was associated with the consumption of high-fiber diets. Evidence from this study suggest that habitual intake of foods with high fiber content may be beneficial in the prevention of periodontal disease.

Research Summary Information

  • 2016
  • Nielsen SJ, Trak-Fellermeier MA, Joshipura K, Dye BA.
  • Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; snielsen@pitt.edu. Center for Clinical Research and Health Promotion, School of Dental Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and. NIH, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, MD.
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  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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