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

Published on Feb 6, 2019in Environmental Health4.43
· DOI :10.1186/s12940-019-0450-1
Pi-I D. Lin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Harvard University),
Sabri Bromage4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Harvard University)
+ 5 AuthorsDavid C. Christiani83
Estimated H-index: 83
(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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#1Karen M. Switkowski (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
#2Paul F. Jacques (USDA: United States Department of Agriculture)H-Index: 98
Last.Emily Oken (Harvard University)H-Index: 58
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