The case for aflatoxins in the causal chain of gallbladder cancer.

@article{Foerster2016TheCF,
  title={The case for aflatoxins in the causal chain of gallbladder cancer.},
  author={Claudia Foerster and Jill Koshiol and Ariel R. Guerrero and Marcelo J Kogan and Catterina Ferreccio},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2016},
  volume={86},
  pages={47-52}
}
Chronic aflatoxin exposure has long been related to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, its association with gallbladder cancer (GBC) was postulated. Here we present the data supporting this hypothesis in Chile, the country with the highest GBC mortality worldwide with age-standardized mortality rates (ASMR) of 10.3 in women and 5.04 in men. The highest GBC rates occur in Southern Chile (ASMR=18), characterized by: high Amerindian ancestry, associated with high bile acid synthesis and… CONTINUE READING

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