Association between anemia and aflatoxin B1 biomarker levels among pregnant women in Kumasi, Ghana.

@article{Shuaib2010AssociationBA,
  title={Association between anemia and aflatoxin B1 biomarker levels among pregnant women in Kumasi, Ghana.},
  author={Faisal M. B. Shuaib and Pauline Jolly and John E. Ehiri and Yi Jiang and William Otoo Ellis and Jonathan K. Stiles and Nelly J. Yatich and Ellen Funkhouser and Sharina D. Person and Craig Wilson and J. H. Harley Williams},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 5},
  pages={
          1077-83
        }
}
Aflatoxins are fungal metabolites that contaminate staple food crops in many developing countries. Up to 40% of women attending a prenatal clinic in Africa may be anemic. In a cross-sectional study of 755 pregnant women, Aflatoxin B(1)-lysine adducts (AF-ALB) levels were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography. Participants were divided into quartiles "low," "moderate," "high," and "very high." Anemia was defined as hemoglobin levels < 11 g/dL. Logistic regression was used to… CONTINUE READING

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