Arsenic, obesity, and inflammation cytokines in Mexican adolescents

M. Rubio-Andrade, G. G. García-Vargas, E. K. Silbergeld, R. Zamoiski, C. Resnick, V. Weaver, A. Navas-Acien, E. Guallar, S. J. Rothenberg, A. J. Steuerwald, P. Parsons

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to determine the associations among arsenic (As) exposure, adiposity, and inflammatory cytokines in 384 adolescents aged 12-15 years in a cross-sectional study. As was measured by total As concentration in urine adjusted by creatinine, adiposity was assessed using Body Mass Index (BMI) and bioimpedance segmental body composition, cytokines were determined by standard procedures. Our results show prevalence of overweight and obesity of 39.5%. Median (interquartile range) of total As in urine was 36.2 (26.01, 46.8) μg/g creatinine. We found an inverse association between As exposure and the percentage of total body fat, which was no dependent from inflammatory cytokines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOne Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014)
Subtitle of host publicationAs 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages622-624
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781138001411
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: May 11 2014May 16 2014

Publication series

NameOne Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment

Other

Other5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period5/11/145/16/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety

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