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Influence of tooth loss on cardiovascular mortality
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    Cardiovascular mortality in the Glasgow Cohort: from the Great War to the United Nations
    • Francesco Corea, MD, PhD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Spinelli M, Butera C, Abbas MA

    Dear Editor,

    Yu-Kang Tu brilliant work investigated the complex emerging field of microbial risk factors and cardiovascular disease. The paper concluded that tooth loss (used as an index for poor oral health) is related to CVD mortality. However, a clear link between both conditions is missing in the study. This publication raised in our group many reflections. The related editorial published in the same issue of...

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