The Association between Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Hypertension: A Meta-Analysis

  title={The Association between Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Hypertension: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Tanvir Abir and Bayzidur Rahman and Catherine A D'este and Abdulaziz Farooq and Abul Hasnat Milton},
  booktitle={Journal of toxicology},
Background. There is inconclusive evidence from cross-sectional and cohort studies that arsenic exposure is a risk factor involved in the development of hypertension. Methods. A database search, using several keywords, was conducted to identify relevant studies. Separate odds ratio estimates for arsenic exposure with concentration only and arsenic exposure with duration, including biomarker, were extracted from studies that met all inclusion criteria. The extracted odds ratios (OR) comparing… CONTINUE READING
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