The StudyIncluded 15,456 patients from 39 countries on five continents. These results are as a sub-study from a large clinical study studying a new medication to treat atherosclerosis, which is the medical condition of the arteries hardening over time.
The BackgroundPatients were asked at the beginning of the study to complete a questionnaire about lifestyle factors (exercise, smoking, etc.), psycho-social factors (emotional health) and to place themselves in a category based on how many teeth they had in their mouths.There were five categories:
- All Teeth (26-32 in their mouths)
- Least Teeth Loss (20-25)
- Second Least Teeth Loss (15-19)
- Most Teeth Loss (less than 15 teeth remaining)
- No Teeth