Arsenic methylation, GSTO1 polymorphisms, and metabolic syndrome in an arseniasis endemic area of southwestern Taiwan.

@article{Chen2012ArsenicMG,
  title={Arsenic methylation, GSTO1 polymorphisms, and metabolic syndrome in an arseniasis endemic area of southwestern Taiwan.},
  author={Jein-Wen Chen and Shu-li Wang and Ya-hui Wang and Chien-Wen Sun and Yeou-Lih Huang and C. -J. Chen and Wan-Fen Li},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2012},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={432-8}
}
Previous studies have shown that hair arsenic (As) levels are associated with an increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS), which is a strong predictor for type 2 diabetes. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether urinary arsenic methylation is related to MetS in an arseniasis endemic area of southwestern Taiwan, taking genetic factors into account. Subjects were from a community-based cohort recruited in 1990 from three villages in Putai Township. In 2002-2003, we… CONTINUE READING
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