Maternal body burden of cadmium and offspring size at birth.

  title={Maternal body burden of cadmium and offspring size at birth.},
  author={Megan E. Romano and Daniel A. Enquobahrie and Christopher David Simpson and Harvey Checkoway and Michelle A. Williams},
  journal={Environmental research},
Increasing evidence suggests an inverse association between cadmium (Cd) and size at birth, potentially greatest among female neonates. We evaluated whether greater maternal body burden of Cd is associated with reduced neonatal anthropometry (birthweight, birth length, head circumference, and ponderal index) and assessed whether these associations differ by infant sex. The analytic sample for the present study (n=396) was derived from a subcohort of 750 women randomly drawn from among all… CONTINUE READING

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