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and aims. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible effects of obesity on the local (salivary) and systemic TNF-α and IL-6 levels in patients with chronic periodontitis (CP). Materials and methods. This study included 88 subjects assigned to four groups of 22 subjects each, as follows: group O+P+ (patients with obesity and CP), group O-P+ (patients with normal weight and CP), group O+P-(periodontally healthy patients with obesity), and the control group, group O-P-(periodontallydoi:10.15171/jpid.2015.002 fatcat:6wlpuadakjcx3jyu4ez3uu7jgy