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Is self-reported alcohol consumption associated with osteoporotic mandibular bone loss in women?

Nackaerts, O, Horner, K, Jacobs, R, Karayianni, K, Mitsea, A, Berkas, L, Mastoris, M, Lindh, C, van der Stelt, PF, Marjanovic, E, Adams, JE, Pavitt, S and Devlin, H (2009) Is self-reported alcohol consumption associated with osteoporotic mandibular bone loss in women? European Journal of Oral Sciences, 117 (1). 7 - 12 . ISSN 0909-8836


The aim of this study was to determine whether alcohol consumption would predict mandibular bone quality and quantity in a large European female population. In total, 672 middle-aged and elderly women (45-70 yr of age; standard deviation = 6) were recruited in the study. Alcohol consumption was recorded through a self-reported questionnaire. Mandibular cortical width was measured, by five observers, in the mental foramen region on panoramic radiographs. Mandibular bone density, expressed as aluminium thickness, was recorded on intra-oral radiographs. Alcohol consumption was associated with a reduction of mandibular bone density and cortical width. This association was higher in subjects with excessive alcohol consumption, defined in the present study as > 14 units consumed per week. This study showed reduced jaw-bone quality in older individuals and in those with increased alcohol consumption.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cortical width, intra-oral radiography, mandible, panoramic radiography, Mineral Density, Diagnosis, Metabolism, Osteodent, Fracture, Hormone
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > School of Medicine (Leeds) > Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (Leeds) > Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2011 14:53
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 04:20
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0722.2008.00596.x
Status: Published
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2008.00596.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43041

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