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Obesity, chronic periodontitis and atherosclerosis: Effect of non-surgical periodontal treatment and weight loss

      Background and Aims: Chronic periodontitis (CP) is an inflammatory disease with higher prevalence among the obese population, and has been associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. Our aim was to clarify whether the presence of CP in an obese population increases ROS production within leukocytes, thus promoting their interaction with the endothelium and, in turn, the potential protective effect of periodontal treatment alone or in association with weight loss.
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