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Evaluation of the Dental Health Condition in Obesity Patients Before and After Bariatric Surgery

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2007 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: September 17, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2007
History: No changes posted

The aim of this study is to investigate whether there was an association between obesity and periodontitis, tendency to caries and periapical lesions.

People who have a higher body mass index produce cytokines (hormone-like proteins), that lead to systemic/chronic inflammation (like periodontitis and periapical lesions), and obesity related dietary habits could result in an increment of dental caries because both the amount and the frequency of sucrose ingestion are important factors associated with the aetiology of the oral disease.

Obesity Periodontitis Caries Periapical Lesion

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective/Prospective

Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obese pateints who intended to go bariatric surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Coronary heart disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00531154

Contact: Ilana Heling, Prof. 0097226778344

Hadassah Medical Organization Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD    00 972 2 6776095   
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD    00 972 2 6777572   
Sub-Investigator: maayan Izhaki-Silberberg, DMD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Ilana Heling, Prof.
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00531154     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: heling-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: September 17, 2007
Last Updated: September 17, 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Periodontal Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on August 17, 2017