Study of Stomatognathic System of the Obese Subjects (SSSCDFO)
The aim is to identify differences in the stomatognathic system, mastication and deglutition functions between obese and normal weight subjects.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
|Official Title:||Study of Stomatognathic System,Chewing and Deglutition Functions in the Obese Subjects|
|Study Start Date:||May 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The aim of this study was to identify differences in the stomatognathic system between obese and normal weight subjects. The habitual chewing of a French bread and deglutition of solids and liquid was evaluated five times in obese subjects and controls. The tonus of the lips, tongue, cheeks, masseter and temporal muscles were evaluated by clinical observation and palpation and defined as either normal or reduced. Twenty obese patients (body mass index (BMI) > 30kg/m2) and twenty volunteers of normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9 Kg/m2) were evaluated.
|Medical School of University of São Paulo|
|São Paulo, Brazil, 05403-900|
|Principal Investigator:||Adriana B Figueiredo, MS||Clinic Hospital of Medical School of University of São Paulo|