Dose-Response Meta-Analysis on #Tooth Loss With the Risk of #Cognitive Impairment and #Dementia

To quantify the dose-response associations between tooth loss and risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. DesignLongitudinal studies that examined the association between tooth loss and cognitive function were systematically searched on 6 databases through March 1, 2020. The study adhered to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) reporting guidelines. Risk estimates were …

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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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