Men who can’t chew well tend to get metabolic syndrome! -First revealed by a 4-year follow-up study-
Professor Takahiro Ono, Division of Comprehensive Prosthodontics, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Professor Kazunori Ikebe, Department of Prosthodontics, Gerodontology and Oral Rehabilitation, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Medical Director Yoshihiro Kokubo, Department of Preventive Cardiology, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, has clarified the relationship between “masticatory performance” measured by a standardized method and the development of metabolic syndrome. As a result of following 599 men and women in their 50s and 70s for an average of 4.4 years, we found that men with lower masticatory performance were 2.2 times more likely to have metabolic syndrome in the future. In addition, the risk of high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, and hyperglycemia was found to be high.
Interestingly, this tendency was not seen in females. Therefore, lower masticatory performance is a risk of lifestyle-related diseases, however, it should be noted that there are gender differences.