Oral Infections and Systemic Diseases: Scientific Evidence from an Epidemiologic Perspective
Oral infections mainly affect oral health, but can also affect people’s general health in several ways. This book gives an overview of the scientific evidence for linkages between oral infections and other systemic diseases. Much research has been carried out to find the most plausible reasons for associations and possible causal mechanisms in this regard. The last 20-30 years have opened up the field of the infection hypothesis in cardiovascular disease that was first introduced in the nineteenth century. The book also provides a short overview of oral infections and symptoms due to systemic diseases.
Lise Lund Håheim qualified as a dentist at the University of Liverpool, UK. She holds a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Oslo, where she is currently Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Dentistry. Her work focuses on epidemiologic research and evidence-based medicine, and, in 2000, she initiated and led the Oslo II-study, an epidemiologic research project. She is the editor of the book Oral Infections and Cardiovascular Disease and past President of the Norwegian Society of Epidemiology.
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