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Relation of serum tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin concentration to diet among veterans in the Air Force Health Study with background-level exposure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11405413     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To examine the contribution of various foods to exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachloro-p-dibenzodioxin (TCDD) in a background-exposed U.S. population, serum TCDD levels were examined in relation to diet as assessed by a standard diet assessment instrument among men with no known unusual exposure to TCDD. Our subjects were male veterans aged 42-76 yr who were in the unexposed comparison group in the Air Force Health Study, a study of the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and herbicides in Vietnam. Food consumption was assessed by a 126-item food frequency questionnaire. Two hundred and ninety veterans who had both TCDD levels and diet assessed in 1992 were included. In general, associations between serum TCDD and consumption of foods in specific groups or nutrients, that is, meats and fats, were not evident. Among younger men, fish and chicken intake were associated with higher serum TCDD levels. The results suggest that no single food group accounts for a large proportion of variation in TCDD exposure in older U.S. men.
X Guo; M P Longnecker; J E Michalek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1528-7394     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Part A     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-14     Completed Date:  2001-06-28     Revised Date:  2006-02-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960995     Medline TA:  J Toxicol Environ Health A     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Statistics and Public Health Research Division, Analytical Sciences, Inc., Durham, North Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine
Age Factors
Analysis of Variance
Environmental Pollutants / blood*
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Regression Analysis
Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin / blood*
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 1746-01-6/Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin

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