The Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Aflatoxin Driven Impaired Child Growth

  title={The Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Aflatoxin Driven Impaired Child Growth},
  author={Paul C Turner},
Aflatoxins are toxic secondary fungal metabolites that contaminate dietary staples in tropical regions; chronic high levels of exposure are common for many of the poorest populations. Observations in animals indicate that growth and/or food utilization are adversely affected by aflatoxins. This review highlights the development of validated exposure biomarkers and their use here to assess the role of aflatoxins in early life growth retardation. Aflatoxin exposure occurs in utero and continues… CONTINUE READING
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