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Food consumption and adipose tissue DDT levels in Mexican women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11923886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article analyzes food consumption in relation to levels of DDE (the principal metabolite of DDT) in the adipose tissue of 207 Mexican women residing in States with high and low exposure to DDT. Data on the women's dietary habits and childbearing history were obtained from a personal interview. Adipose tissue DDE levels were measured by gas-liquid chromatography and compared by analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multiple linear regression. Adipose tissue DDE levels increased significantly with age (p = 0.005) and residence in coastal areas (p = 0.002) and non-significantly with the consumption of onion, cauliflower, prickly pear, squash blossoms, sweet corn, broad beans, chili pepper sauce, ham, and fish. Even so, during breastfeeding there was a non-significant reduction in these levels. The findings suggest that certain foods serve as vehicles for DDE residues and confirm that breastfeeding is a mechanism for the elimination of this insecticide, which accumulates over the years in the human body.
Marcia Galván-Portillo; Carlos Jiménez-Gutiérrez; Luisa Torres-Sánchez; Lizbeth López-Carrillo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cadernos de saúde pública     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0102-311X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cad Saude Publica     Publication Date:    2002 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-29     Completed Date:  2002-05-23     Revised Date:  2013-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901573     Medline TA:  Cad Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / chemistry*,  metabolism
Analysis of Variance
Breast Feeding
Case-Control Studies
DDT / analysis*
Dichlorodiphenyl Dichloroethylene / analysis*
Diet Surveys
Food Contamination
Pesticide Residues / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pesticide Residues; 50-29-3/DDT; 72-55-9/Dichlorodiphenyl Dichloroethylene

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