Rice consumption contributes to arsenic exposure in US women

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Date: Mar. 2012
From: Alternative Medicine Review(Vol. 17, Issue 1)
Publisher: Thorne Research Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 429 words
Lexile Measure: 1510L

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Gilbert-Diamond D, Cottingham KL, Gruber JF, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2011;108:20656-206560.

Emerging data indicate that rice consumption may lead to potentially harmful arsenic exposure. However, few human data are available, and virtually none exist for vulnerable periods such as pregnancy. Here we document a positive association between rice consumption and urinary arsenic excretion, a biomarker of recent arsenic exposure, in 229 pregnant women. At a 6-mo prenatal visit, we collected a urine sample and 3-d dietary record for water, fish/seafood, and rice. We also tested women's home tap water for arsenic, which we combined with tap water consumption to estimate arsenic exposure through water....

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A286390900