Causal Effect of #Tooth Loss on Functional Capacity in Older Adults in England: A Natural Experiment

Background/ObjectivesTooth loss is associated with reduced functional capacity, but so far, there is no relevant causal evidence reported. We investigated the causal effect of tooth loss on the instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) among older adults in England. DesignNatural experiment study with instrumental variable analysis. SettingThe English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA) combined with …

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Increased #Risk of Stroke in Patients With #Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Nationwide Longitudinal Study

Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) tend to be comorbid with stroke-related risk factors, including obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. However, the temporal association between OCD and subsequent stroke risk is unclear. Methods:Using data collected between 2001 and 2010 by Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database, 28 064 adult patients with OCD (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth …

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