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Tooth Loss May Be More Frequent in Older People With a Genetic Predisposition Towards Dementia

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Jimmy Steele CBE


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Article Title and Bibliographic Information: Tooth loss, dementia and neuropathology in the Nun Study. Stein, P. S., M. Desrosiers, S. J. Donegan, J. F. Yepes and R. J. Kryscio (2007). J Am Dent Assoc 138(10):1314-22; quiz 1381-2. Level of Evidence: Level 2 (Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence). Strength of Recommendation Grade: Not applicable. Purpose/Question: The authors wished to identify any statistical relationships between the number of remaining teeth and both the prevalence at baseline and autopsy and the incidence of dementia and in a cohort of older nuns over a 12 year period. Source of Funding: National Institute of Aging (US) with additional funding from NIH and two research foundations. Type of Study/Design: Observational retrospective cohort study plus cross-sectional analysis. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Steele J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice

Year: 2008

Volume: 8

Issue: 4

Pages: 253-254

ISSN (print): 1532-3382

ISSN (electronic): 1532-3390

Publisher: Mosby, Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2008.09.014


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