Aflatoxin exposure in utero causes growth faltering in Gambian infants.

  title={Aflatoxin exposure in utero causes growth faltering in Gambian infants.},
  author={Paul C Turner and Andrew C Collinson and Yin Bun Cheung and Yunyun Gong and Andrew J Hall and Andrew M Prentice and Christopher Paul Wild},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={36 5},
BACKGROUND Growth faltering in West African children has previously been associated with dietary exposure to aflatoxins, particularly upon weaning. However, in animal studies in utero exposure to low levels of aflatoxin also results in growth faltering. OBJECTIVE This study investigated the effect of in utero aflatoxin exposure on infant growth in the first year of life in The Gambia. METHODS Height and weight were measured for 138 infants at birth and at regular monthly intervals for one… CONTINUE READING

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