Figure 1.

Mean salivary pH according to the number of metabolic components taking into account the effect of age and smoking habits in the whole sample as well as among groups of PMW and MW. The MetS elements considered are: abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia (high TG and low HDL-C levels), hyperglycemia and hypertension.

Tremblay et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:40   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-40
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