West China Journal of Stomatology ›› 2017, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (4): 419-426.doi: 10.7518/hxkq.2017.04.015

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Association between chronic periodontitis and hyperlipidemia: a Meta-analysis based on observational studies

Lianhui Yang(), Meifei Lian, Zhongyue Hu, Yunzhi Feng()   

  1. Dept. of Prosthodontics, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha 410000, China
  • Received:2016-09-16 Revised:2017-05-10 Online:2017-08-01 Published:2017-08-01


Objective The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between periodontitis and hyperlipidemia risks through Meta-analysis. Methods Two researchers conducted an electronic search on PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, CBM, CNKI, Wanfang and VIP databases established until July 2016 for observational studies on the association between periodontitis and hyperlipidemia. The language used was limited to Chinese and English. After data extraction and quality evaluation of included trials, Meta-analysis was conducted using the RevMan 5.3 software. The GRADE 3.6 software was used to evaluate the quality level of the evidence.Results Six case-control studies and one cohort study were included. The results of Meta-analysis showed that serum triglyceride (TG) in patients with periodontitis was significantly higher than that of the periodontal health group (MD=50.50, 95% confidence interval=39.57-61.42, P<0.000 01), as well as serum total cho-lesterol (TC) (MD=17.54, 95% confidence interval=10.91-24.18, P<0.000 01). Furthermore, the risks of TG and TC in the serum of patients with chronic periodontitis were 4.73 times (OR=4.73, 95% confidence interval=2.74-8.17, P<0.000 01) and 3.62 times (OR=3.62, 95% confidence interval=2.18-6.03, P<0.000 01) of that of periodontal healthy patients. No significant difference was observed between the group with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and that with low density lipo-protein cholesterol (LDL-C). Conclusion Current evidence indicates that a correlation exists between chronic periodontitis and hyperlipidemia, and chronic periodontitis is an independent risk factor for hyperlipidemia, especially for TC and TG in serum.

Key words: chronic periodontitis, hyperlipidemia, risk factors, Meta-analysis

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