The study measured 539 participants, who were tracked from birth for several factors. At age 31, all participants were evaluated for gum disease. The results were clear – obese participants were significantly more likely to have gum disease. The standard risk for this age group is 33.3% for periodontitis, 14.3% for moderate to severe periodontitis, and 14.7% for Bleeding on Probing (BOP) and Clinical Attachment Loss (CAL). You can read more about the study here.
Research from June 2016, at the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, conducted by researchers at The University of Adelaide, South Australia presented a study that link obesity and gum disease.