Leptin and Periodontitis - A Plausible Association

Malhotra, Jasmine and Pratibha, G and Pal, Monika (2018) Leptin and Periodontitis - A Plausible Association. Biomedicine, 38 (3). pp. 275-282. ISSN 0970-2067

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Abstract

Leptin has been shown to regulate food intake, body weight, and neuroendocrine function. Patients deficient in leptin are more likely to be obese. Diseases of the developed countries like diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases have confined within the community today tremendously. periodonatal disease manifestations have been associated with these systemic diseases.gingiva,in addition to adipose tissue, could be a source of circulating leptin in patients with periodontal diseases.Adequate periodontal therapy could reduce the serum leptin levels and thus may aid in breaking its link to obesity and other systemic conditions.This review will give the cumulative evidence of leptin and its association with periodontal pathogens, periodontities and the risk of developing diabetes cardiovascular diseases and obesity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leptin; Periodontitis; Obesity
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2019 04:31
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2019 04:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152673

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