Elevated aflatoxin exposure and increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma.

To elucidate the importance of aflatoxin in the etiology of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a community-based cohort study combined with molecular dosimetry of aflatoxin exposure was performed in the Penghu Islets where the HCC mortality rate is highest in Taiwan. A total of 6,487 residents aged 30 to 65 years were recruited in the two-stage screening… CONTINUE READING