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January 3, 2001

Periodontal Disease and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;285(1):40-41. doi:10.1001/jama.285.1.39

To the Editor: Dr Hujoel and colleagues1 analyzed the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) I to assess the relationship between periodontal disease (PD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) and concluded that their study provided "convincing evidence regarding the absence of a moderate-to-large association . . ." between these 2 diseases. We believe that their conclusion about the lack of an association between PD and CHD is premature and unsubstantiated.

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