Tooth Loss Associated With Increased Hypertension Risk In Postmenopausal Women, Study Finds.

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Medical Xpress (12/4) hosts an Oxford University Press release stating a new study finds that “postmenopausal women who have experienced tooth loss are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.” After studying “36,692 postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative-Observational Study, in the US,” researchers found that the women with tooth loss had about a “20% higher risk of developing hypertension during follow-up compared to other women,” and “the association was stronger among younger women and those with lower BMI.” The findings were published in the American Journal of Hypertension.

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