Association of aflatoxin exposure and height-for-age among young children in Guatemala

  title={Association of aflatoxin exposure and height-for-age among young children in Guatemala},
  author={Lee Emerson Voth-Gaeddert and Matthew Stoker and Olga Torres and Daniel B. Oerther},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Health Research},
  pages={280 - 292}
Abstract Aflatoxin exposure has been proposed to affect child height-for-age. The following hypothesized associations were tested in Guatemala: (1) aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2) exposure and environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) and child height-for-age z-score; and (2) aflatoxin exposures and subsequent symptoms of aflatoxins. Maize consumption data, health data, and samples of maize from households were collected from mothers and their children – under five – in October 2016 (n = 320) and… 

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