October 17, 2014

Related: Childhood Weight--Salivary Biomarkers--Diabetes Risk

A study published in PLOS ONE reports on altered levels of salivary biomarkers in obese children which indicate the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The Forsythe Institute, in Cambridge, Mass., evaluated 744 11-year-old children who were underweight, of normal healthy weight, overweight, or obese.

Salivary samples were taken after fasting and analyzed for 20 biomarkers, including insulin, C-reactive protein, adiponectin and leptin.  They found that these markers changed significantly with increasing obesity.

This is another example of how salivary testing can be used in preventive health treatment.

Source: JADA, 8/1/2014, vol. 145, no. 8, 802

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
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