Relationship between children's body mass index and saliva buffering capacity

Christoforou, Janina, and Huang, Boyen (2007) Relationship between children's body mass index and saliva buffering capacity. Australian Dental Journal, 52 (S4). S43-S43.

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[Extract] Obesity has become an increasing problem in the paediatric population. An association between Body Mass Index (BMI) and saliva buffering capacity has had limited investigation. Previous studies have found that caries experience is correlated to obesity and also salivary buffering capacity. In addition, salivary buffering capacity is influenced by some medical conditions, such as Down syndrome and cystic fibrosis. As a consequence of these studies, it can be inferred that salivary buffering capacity may have a relationship to obesity. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between and individual's BMI and the bufer capacity of their saliva in a 7-9 year age group. The relationships between salivary buffering capacity to salivary pH, age and gender were also evaluated.

Item ID: 33275
Item Type: Article (Abstract)
ISSN: 1834-7819
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 01:03
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110507 Paedodontics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920113 Oro-Dental Disorders @ 100%
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