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Alcohol consumption and risk of periodontitis: a meta-analysis.

Regular consumers of alcohol are more likely to develop periodontitis than non-consumers of alcoholic beverages.

This study evaluated the correlation between alcohol intake and the development of periodontitis by meta-analysis. Eighteen (18) studies were included in this meta-analysis. Researchers observed a high prevalence of periodontitis among regular consumers of alcohol. An alcohol consumption rate of 1g per day was found to increase periodontitis risk by 0.04%. The findings of this meta-analysis reveal that high periodontitis risk is associated with alcohol consumption.

Research Summary Information

  • 2016
  • Wang J, Lv J, Wang W, Jiang X.
  • Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, the Medical College of Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. Department of Prevention, Qingdao Stomatological Hospital, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. Department of Periodontology and Oral Mucosal Diseases, Qingdao Stomatological Hospital, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China.
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  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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