Mediating role of arsenic in the relationship between diet and pregnancy outcomes: prospective birth cohort in Bangladesh

Published on Dec 1, 2019in Environmental Health4.43
· DOI :10.1186/s12940-019-0450-1
Pi-I D. Lin2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Harvard University),
Sabri Bromage5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Harvard University)
+ 5 AuthorsDavid C. Christiani85
Estimated H-index: 85
(Harvard University)
Background Epidemiological evidence suggests that arsenic (As) exposure during pregnancy may reduce infant birth weight. One significant source of As exposure is diet; thus, As may indirectly affect infant growth by mediating the effect of maternal diet on birth weight (BW). This study evaluated the potential mediating effect of As in the relationship between maternal diet and BW, gestational age (GA), and gestational weight gain (GWG).
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