Andrews-Trevino, Johanna

Early Life Exposure to Mycotoxins and Child Linear Growth in Nepal: Methods and Design of a Prospective Birth Cohort Study

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A growing body of mainly cross-sectional evidence suggests an association between mycotoxins, particularly aflatoxin exposure, and poor linear growth in children. We describe the design and methods of a rigorous longitudinal birth cohort study aimed to deepen our understanding of this hypothesized relationship and to validate dried blood spots as a less invasive, low-cost collection method for venous blood samples. The AflaCohort study was conducted in Banke district of Nepal from 2015 to 2019.

Relatively Low Maternal Aflatoxin Exposure Is Associated with Small-for-Gestational-Age but Not with Other Birth Outcomes in a Prospective Birth Cohort Study of Nepalese Infants

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This study used maternal and newborn data from the AflaCohort Study, an ongoing birth cohort study in Banke, Nepal (= 1621). Data on aflatoxin B1(AFB1)-lysine adducts in maternal serum were collected once during pregnancy (at mean ± SD: 136 ± 43 d of gestation). Maternal serum AFB1-lysine adduct concentration was measured via HPLC.

Factors associated with mid-upper-arm circumference in pregnant women in Banke, Nepal

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This poster examines different factors associated with mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) in pregnant women in Banke, Nepal. Data was taken from a longitudinal observation birth cohort study. Presented at Experimental Biology in 2017.

Factors associated with anemia in pregnant women in Banke, Nepal

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This poster examines different factors associated with anemia in pregnant women in Banke, Nepal. Data comes from a longitudinal birth cohort study. Presented at Experimental Biology in 2017.