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BACKGROUND Microcystin-producing Microcystis bloom is a severe water problem in the world. Some reports indicate that chronic exposure to microcystin may result in liver damage in adults, but information on effects in children is limited. OBJECTIVE We investigated the relationship between microcystin exposure and liver damage in children. METHODS We(More)
Data concerning the effects of phthalate exposure on preterm delivery and fetal growth are limited in humans. In this paper, we assessed the relationship between 15 phthalate levels in cord blood and preterm delivery and fetal growth parameters in 207 Chinese women going into labor. Exposure to phthalates except DCHP was associated with gestational age(More)
Previous reports have indicated that the X-ray repair cross-complementing gene 1 (XRCC1) Arg194Trp polymorphism may be a risk factor for several types of cancer. Published studies on the association of XRCC1 Arg194Trp polymorphisms with glioma risk have yeilded conflicting results. The present study aimed to obtain a more precise estimation of this(More)
BACKGROUND Previously, CYP1A1 Ile462Val polymorphism has been indicated to be a risk factor for several malignancies. Increasing reports have focused on the association of CYP1A1 Ile462Val polymorphisms with susceptibility to acute leukemia and have generated controversial results. The goal of the present study was to derive a more precise estimation of the(More)
Although epidemiological investigations indicate that chronic arsenic exposure can induce developmental neurotoxicity in children, the molecular mechanisms are still poorly understood. Neural cell adhesion molecules (NCAMs) play critical roles during the development of nervous system. Polysialylation of NCAM (PSA-NCAM) is a critical functional feature of(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous reports indicated that XRCC1 Arg280His polymorphism might be a possible risk factor for several cancers. Published studies on the association of XRCC1 Arg280His polymorphisms with glioma risk have yielded controversial results. The present study aimed to derive a more precise estimation of the relationship. METHODOLOGY Meta-analyses(More)
Concerns about the safety of Bisphenol A, a chemical found in plastics, receipts, food packaging and more, have led to its replacement with substitutes now found in a multitude of consumer products. However, several popular BPA-free alternatives, such as Bisphenol S, share a high degree of structural similarity with BPA, suggesting that these substitutes(More)
Previous studies have implicated NAT2 polymor-phisms as risk factors for various types of cancer. Colorectal adenomas are recognized as a pre-neoplastic lesion. A growing body of research documenting the association of NAT2 polymorphisms with the risk of colorectal adenomas has yielded conflicting results. The aim of the present study was to derive a more(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous reports have demonstrated that X-ray repair cross-complementing gene 1 (XRCC1) Arg399Gln polymorphism is a possible risk factor for several cancers. Published data on the association of XRCC1 Arg399Gln polymorphism with glioma susceptibility have generated conflicting results. This study is designed to precisely estimate the relationship.(More)
BACKGROUND Because of reproductions and hormone changes, females are more sensitive to bone mineral loss during their lifetime. Bottled water has become more popular in recent years, and a large number of products are low mineral water. However, research on the effects of drinking bottled low mineral water on bone health is sparse. OBJECTIVE To elucidate(More)
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