Obesity Increases Risk of Tooth Loss, Gum Disease

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Researchers at the University of Buffalo have recently found that excessive inflammation due to obesity increases MDSCs and osteoclasts production; thus, leading to periodontitis and alveolar bone destruction.

This research promotes the concept that obesity-induced Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSC) expansion into osteoclasts during periodontitis is tied to increased alveolar bone loss.


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