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An oral health optimized diet can reduce gingival and periodontal inflammation in humans - a randomized controlled pilot study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Oral Health, July 2016
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Title
An oral health optimized diet can reduce gingival and periodontal inflammation in humans - a randomized controlled pilot study
Published in
BMC Oral Health, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12903-016-0257-1
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J. P. Woelber, K. Bremer, K. Vach, D. König, E. Hellwig, P. Ratka-Krüger, A. Al-Ahmad, C. Tennert

Abstract

The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of four weeks of an oral health optimized diet on periodontal clinical parameters in a randomized controlled trial. The experimental group (n = 10) had to change to a diet low in carbohydrates, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and rich in vitamins C and D, antioxidants and fiber for four weeks. Participants of the control group (n = 5) did not change their dietary behavior. Plaque index, gingival bleeding, probing depths, and bleeding upon probing were assessed by a dentist with a pressure-sensitive periodontal probe. Measurements were performed after one and two weeks without a dietary change (baseline), followed by a two week transitional period, and finally performed weekly for four weeks. Despite constant plaque values in both groups, all inflammatory parameters decreased in the experimental group to approximately half that of the baseline values (GI: 1.10 ± 0.51 to 0.54 ± 0.30; BOP: 53.57 to 24.17 %; PISA: 638 mm(2) to 284 mm(2)). This reduction was significantly different compared to that of the control group. A diet low in carbohydrates, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, rich in vitamins C and D, and rich in fibers can significantly reduce gingival and periodontal inflammation. German Clinical Trials Register; https://www.germanctr.de (DRKS00006301). Registered on 2015-02-21.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 80 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 17%
Unspecified 13 16%
Student > Master 12 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Researcher 9 11%
Other 23 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 44%
Unspecified 19 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Other 7 9%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 51. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 September 2019.
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