Association of periodontal disease with sex hormones levels among men; an analysis of NHANES III data
Background. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of periodontal disease with sex hormones. If periodontal disease is associated with abnormal levels of sex hormones this may indicate a link between periodontal disease and prostate cancer. ^ Methods. All participants were derived from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination survey (NHANES III) data. For the purpose of our study, serum samples for hormones measurements such as testosterone, free testosterone, estradiol, free estradiol and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and periodontal examination data were available for 1,101 of these men. ^ Results. After adjusting for known risk factors, periodontal disease was significantly associated with sex hormones as testosterone, free testosterone, estradiol and free estradiol. The association of periodontal disease and sex hormone levels were not significantly different between ethnicity groups. ^ Discussion. The results indicate the need for further study of periodontal disease and serum levels of testosterone, free testosterone, estradiol and free estradiol in men.^
Health Sciences, Dentistry
"Association of periodontal disease with sex hormones levels among men; an analysis of NHANES III data"
(January 1, 2012).
Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest).