Association between Chronic Periodontitis and Serum Lipid Levels

  • Ferial Taleghani Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mahmoud Shamaei Department of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Masoud Shamaei Clinical and Research Assistant, Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University, NRITLD, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: Chronic periodontitis, serum lipid level, hyperlipidaemia, cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL, LDL


Regarding the high prevalence of hyperlipidaemia, which is one of the major risk factors of cardiovascular disease, and uncertain reports about the relation between periodontal disease and serum lipid profile, this study was conducted to assess this relation.The historical cohort study was conducted on 52 cases including 26 persons with chronic periodontitis as case group, and 26 healthy subjects as control group. Both groups had the same age and weight ranges, sex, and diet, without any periodontal treatment history in the past six months, underling systemic disease such as diabetes, anti-hyperlipidemic drugs or active tobacco smoking history. Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Triglyceride (TG) and Total Cholesterol (CHOL) were measured by direct enzymatic assay. TG level was 128.4±71.1 mg/dl in control group and 165.2± 83.7 in case group indicating a significantly higher level in case group (PP


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Taleghani F, Shamaei M, Shamaei M. Association between Chronic Periodontitis and Serum Lipid Levels. Acta Med Iran. 48(1):47-50.