Factors influencing intestinal cadmium uptake in pregnant Bangladeshi women--a prospective cohort study.

@article{Kippler2009FactorsII,
  title={Factors influencing intestinal cadmium uptake in pregnant Bangladeshi women--a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Maria J Kippler and Walter Goessler and Barbro M Nermell and Eva-Charlotte Ekstr{\"o}m and B O L{\"o}nnerdal and Shams el Arifeen and Marie Vahter},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 7},
  pages={914-21}
}
Experimental studies indicate that zinc (Zn) and calcium (Ca) status, in addition to iron (Fe) status, affect gastrointestinal absorption of cadmium (Cd), an environmental pollutant that is toxic to kidneys, bone and endocrine systems. The aim of this study was to evaluate how various nutritional factors influence the uptake of Cd in women, particularly during pregnancy. The study was carried out in a rural area of Bangladesh, where malnutrition is prevalent and exposure to Cd via food appears… CONTINUE READING

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