Determining effects of areca (betel) nut chewing in a prospective cohort of pregnant women in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea

@inproceedings{OmeKaius2015DeterminingEO,
  title={Determining effects of areca (betel) nut chewing in a prospective cohort of pregnant women in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea},
  author={Maria Ome-Kaius and Holger W Unger and Dupain Singirok and Regina Alice Wangnapi and Sarah Hanieh and Alexandra J. Umbers and Julie Elizah and Peter Siba and Ivo Mueller and Stephen J Rogerson},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Chewing areca nut (AN), also known as betel nut, is common in Asia and the South Pacific and the habit has been linked to a number of serious health problems including oral cancer. Use of AN in pregnancy has been associated with a reduction in mean birthweight in some studies, but this association and the relationship between AN chewing and other adverse pregnancy outcomes remain poorly understood. METHODS We assessed the impact of AN chewing on adverse outcomes including… CONTINUE READING

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