Aflatoxins and growth impairment: A review

@article{Khlangwiset2011AflatoxinsAG,
  title={Aflatoxins and growth impairment: A review},
  author={Pornsri Khlangwiset and Gordon S. Shephard and Felicia Wu},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Toxicology},
  year={2011},
  volume={41},
  pages={740 - 755}
}
Aflatoxins, fungal toxins produced by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus in a variety of food crops, are well known as potent human hepatocarcinogens. Relatively less highlighted in the literature is the association between aflatoxin and growth impairment in children. Foodborne aflatoxin exposure, especially through maize and groundnuts, is common in much of Africa and Asia—areas where childhood stunting and underweight are also common, due to a variety of possibly interacting… Expand
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