Improved #oral hygiene care is associated with decreased risk of occurrence for atrial #fibrillation and heart #failure: A nationwide population-based cohort study

Poor oral hygiene can provoke transient bacteremia and systemic inflammation, a mediator of atrial fibrillation and heart failure.. .. In multivariate analysis after adjusting age, sex, socioeconomic status, regular exercise, alcohol consumption, body mass index, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, current smoking, renal disease, history of cancer, systolic blood pressure, blood and urine laboratory findings, frequent tooth brushing (≥3 times/day) was significantly associated with attenuated risk of … Continue reading Improved #oral hygiene care is associated with decreased risk of occurrence for atrial #fibrillation and heart #failure: A nationwide population-based cohort study

Prevalence of #Prediabetes Among #Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2005-2016

.. Impaired fasting glucose was defined as fasting plasma glucose of 100 mg/dL to less than 126 mg/dL, IGT as 2-hour plasma glucose of 140 mg/dL to less than 200 mg/dL, and increased HbA1c level as HbA1c level between 5.7% and 6.4%. The prevalence of IFG, isolated IFG, IGT, isolated IGT, increased HbA1c level, isolated increased HbA1c level, and prediabetes (defined as having IFG, IGT, … Continue reading Prevalence of #Prediabetes Among #Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2005-2016