Higher Fat Diet May Impair Healing

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I just returned from the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. As always this was a great experience and well worth the time and travel. One presentation I found particularly interesting was research from UCLA that showed mice fed a higher fat diet had poorer post surgical healing of dental implants than those fed a low fat diet. Although considerably more study will be necessary to correlate this with human metabolism and healing, I have not seen similar research.