With data from the Osteoporosis and Periodontal Disease Study, this project will examine the influence of nutrient and food exposures, with emphasis on vitamin D (obtained from sunlight, foods and supplements), on periodontal disease.
Title: Vitamin D Status and Periodontal Disease
Principal Investigator: Amy Millen, PhD
Funding Agency: National Institute of Dental and Carniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Period: 05/05/10 - 04/30/13
Abstract: Using data from the Osteoporosis and Periodontal Disease Study, an ancillary study of the Women’s Health Initiative Observational cohort, this grant investigates whether baseline (1997-2000) vitamin D status, assessed with plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations, are associated with prevalent periodontal disease assessed at baseline and five-year progression (2002-2005) of disease.