Maria Kippler6
Marie Vahter6
Alicja Wolk6
6Maria Kippler
6Marie Vahter
6Alicja Wolk
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In longitudinal studies, measurements of the same individuals are taken repeatedly through time. Often, the primary goal is to characterize the change in response over time and the factors that influence change. Factors can affect not only the location but also more generally the shape of the distribution of the response over time. To make inference about(More)
In this prospective cohort study, based on 1,505 mother-infant pairs in rural Bangladesh, we evaluated the associations between early-life exposure to arsenic, cadmium, and lead, assessed via concentrations in maternal and child urine, and children's weights and heights up to age 5 years, during the period 2001-2009. Concurrent and prenatal exposures were(More)
BACKGROUND Cadmium (Cd) is an embryotoxic and teratogenic metal in a variety of animal species, but data from humans are limited. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of maternal Cd exposure in pregnancy on size at birth. METHODS This prospective cohort study was nested in a population-based nutritional supplementation trial(More)
BACKGROUND Cadmium is a commonly occurring toxic food contaminant, but health consequences of early-life exposure are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES We evaluated the associations between cadmium exposure and neurobehavioral development in preschool children. METHODS In our population-based mother-child cohort study in rural Bangladesh, we assessed(More)
  • Maria Kippler, Karin Engström, Simona Jurkovic Mlakar, Matteo Bottai, Sultan Ahmed, Mohammad Bakhtiar Hossain +3 others
  • 2013
Dietary cadmium exposure was recently found to alter DNA methylation in adults, but data on effects early in life are lacking. Our objective was to evaluate associations between prenatal cadmium exposure, DNA methylation and birth weight. In total 127 mother-child pairs from rural Bangladesh were studied. For comparison, we included 56 children at 4.5 y.(More)
BACKGROUND The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a multiligand signal transduction receptor that can initiate and perpetuate inflammation. Its soluble isoform (sRAGE) acts as a decoy receptor for RAGE ligands, and is thought to afford protection against inflammation. With the present study, we aimed at determining whether circulating(More)
We consider a regression model where the error term is assumed to follow a type of asymmetric Laplace distribution. We explore its use in the estimation of conditional quantiles of a continuous outcome variable given a set of covariates in the presence of random censoring. Censoring may depend on covariates. Estimation of the regression coefficients is(More)
BACKGROUND Youth with diabetes are at increased risk for obesity and cardiovascular disease complications. However, less is known about the influence of built food environment on health outcomes in this population. The aim of this study was to explore the associations of accessibility and availability of supermarkets and fast food outlets with Body Mass(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged high temperatures and air pollution from wildfires often occur together, and the two may interact in their effects on mortality. However, there are few data on such possible interactions. METHODS We analyzed day-to-day variations in the number of deaths in Moscow, Russia, in relation to air pollution levels and temperature during the(More)