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An analysis of the association of diet, oral health and obesity in Canadian adults

TitreAn analysis of the association of diet, oral health and obesity in Canadian adults
Année de publication2019
AuteursKaur, I.
UniversityUniversity of New Brunswick
VilleFredericton, NB
Résumé

Dental professionals are in a unique position to promote healthy eating among their patients, which benefit an individual’s oral health. Dietary recommendations that support oral health are similar to recommendations to achieve healthy weights, thus dietary guidance by dental professionals could also impact an individual’s weight status. To date, this topic has received little attention in Canada. This research examined the association between diet, oral health and obesity in Canadian adults ages 20-79 using data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) Cycle 1 (2007-2009). The quantitative analysis, which used logistic regression and linear regression found that increased milk consumption was associated with positive oral health (p=0.04) and healthy weights (p=0.02). On the other hand, increased soft drink consumption was associated with having fewer than the recommended number of teeth (

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