Accession Number : AD0629741

Title :   GLUCOSE TOLERANCE RESPONSES IN YOUNG ADULTS OF SHARPLY CONTRASTING PERIODONTAL STATUS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 63-Apr 64,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : SHANNON,Ira L. ; O'Leary,Timothy J. ; Gibson,William A. ; Jenson,Robert L.

Report Date : FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Conventional oral glucose tolerance tests were performed for 100 systemically healthy young adult males. Half of these subjects were classified as being relatively free of periodontal involvement (GPI = 1.60), while the other half presented evidence of loss of alveolar support and, in general, could be classified as requiring periodontal treatment (GPI = 3.15). Statistical analyses sought differences in glucose responses between the two groups at all sampling intervals. No significant differences were found. These results confirm previous observations from this laboratory that glucose tolerance testing cannot be employed as an index of susceptibility to periodontal involvement in this age group. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DENTISTRY, TOXIC TOLERANCES), (*TEETH, DISEASES), GLUCOSE, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), MOUTH, CARBOHYDRATES, METABOLISM, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE