Association of Prenatal Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants with Obesity and Cardiometabolic Traits in Early Childhood: The Rhea Mother-Child Cohort (Crete, Greece).

@article{Vafeiadi2015AssociationOP,
  title={Association of Prenatal Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants with Obesity and Cardiometabolic Traits in Early Childhood: The Rhea Mother-Child Cohort (Crete, Greece).},
  author={Marina Vafeiadi and Vaggelis Georgiou and Georgia Chalkiadaki and Panu Rantakokko and Hannu Kiviranta and Marianna Karachaliou and Eleni Fthenou and Maria Venihaki and Katerina Sarri and Maria E Vassilaki and Soterios A Kyrtopoulos and Emily Oken and Manolis Kogevinas and Leda Chatzi},
  journal={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2015},
  volume={123 10},
  pages={1015-21}
}
BACKGROUND Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) may increase risk of obesity later in life. OBJECTIVE We examined the relation of in utero POPs exposure to offspring obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors at 4 years of age in the Rhea mother-child cohort in Crete, Greece (n = 689). METHODS We determined concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), and hexachlorobenzene (HCB) in first… CONTINUE READING
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