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The association of maternal food intake and blood lead levels in pregnant and their newborns
- The association of maternal food intake and blood lead levels in pregnant and their newborns
- Lee, Ah Young; Kim, Hyesook; Kim, Ki Nam; Ha, Eun-Hee; Park, Hye-Sook; Ha, Mina; Kim, Yang-Ho; Hong, Yun-Chul; Chang, Namsoo
- Ewha Authors
- 하은희; 장남수; 박혜숙; 김기남; 김혜숙
- SCOPUS Author ID
- 하은희; 장남수; 박혜숙; 김혜숙
- Issue Date
- Journal Title
- MOLECULAR & CELLULAR TOXICOLOGY
- vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 61 - 65
- pregnant; food intake; blood lead level; newborn
- KOREAN SOC TOXICOGENOMICS & TOXICOPROTEOMICS
- SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI
- Although dietary intake of pregnant is supposed to have beneficial effects on development of infants, it may be harmful for fetal growth and development since specific food is a common source of toxicants including heavy metal. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of maternal food intake and mid-pregnancy and their newborns blood lead levels. Pregnant women of 18-20 weeks of gestation were recruited from prenatal clinic in Seoul, Cheonan and Ulsan. In 422 pregnant women, dietary intake during pregnancy was assessed by a 24-hour recall method. Blood sample from pregnant (18-20 wks) and their cord blood at delivery were collected. Blood leas levels were analyzed by atomic-absorption spectrometry methods. Pregnant blood lead levels whose meat and meat products intake were in the highest quartile was significantly higher compared to the lowest quartile. Maternal meat and meat products intake was positively correlated maternal blood lead level (r=0.120, P=0.014). After adjusting for age, maternal blood lead level was positively correlated with their newborn blood lead level (r=0.303, P=0.030). As maternal food intake effects on blood lead levels of pregnant, careful regulation of food intake during pregnancy is perceives to, be important in order to bring about desirable pregnancy outcomes.
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