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Association between nutritional status and arsenicosis due to chronic arsenic exposure in Bangladesh

Milton, Abdul; Hasan, Ziaul; Shahidullah, S M; Sharmin, Sinthia; Jakariya, M; Rahman, Mohammad; Dear, Keith; Smith, Wayne T

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The role of nutritional factors in arsenic metabolism and toxicity is not clear. Provision of certain low protein diets resulted in decreased excretion of DMA and increased tissue retention of arsenic in experimental studies. This paper reports a prevalence comparison study conducted in Bangladesh to assess the nutritional status among the chronic arsenic exposed and unexposed population. 138 exposed individuals diagnosed as arsenicosis patients were selected from three known arsenic endemic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75898
Source: International Journal of Environmental Health research
DOI: 10.1080/0960312042000209516

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