Modification of immune function through exposure to dietary aflatoxin in Gambian children.

@article{Turner2003ModificationOI,
  title={Modification of immune function through exposure to dietary aflatoxin in Gambian children.},
  author={Paul C Turner and S E Moore and Andrew J Hall and Andrew M Prentice and Christopher Paul Wild},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2003},
  volume={111},
  pages={217 - 220}
}
Aflatoxins are immunotoxins that frequently contaminate staple foods in The Gambia and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, resulting in high exposure throughout life. Impaired infant immune system development may be a key predictor of mortality from infectious disease. In this study we aimed to determine the effect of dietary aflatoxin exposure on a number of immune parameters in Gambian children. A cohort of 472 Gambian children 6-9 years of age was recruited. Serum aflatoxin-albumin (AF-alb… CONTINUE READING
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