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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
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ISSN: 1606-0997
EISSN: 1606-0997
Vol. 24, No. 2, 2006, pp. 253-257
Bioline Code: hn06031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
Document available free of charge

The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2006, pp. 253-257

 en Arsenic Exposure from Drinking-water and Carotid Artery Intima-medial Thickness in Healthy Young Adults in Bangladesh
Chen, Yu; Hakim, Mohammad Enamul; Parvez, Faruque; Islam, Tariqul; Rahman, Atiar M. & Ahsan, Habibul

Abstract

Epidemiological studies have linked high levels (>200 μg/L) of chronic exposure to arsenic in drinking-water with elevated risks of several vascular diseases. In this pilot study, the association between low-level arsenic exposure and carotid artery intimal-medial thickness (IMT) was evaluated among 66 healthy, normotensive, relatively young individuals (mean age 35 years) participating in the ongoing Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study in Bangladesh. Participants with a higher carotid IMT (>0.75 mm) in general had higher levels of past chronic exposure of arsenic than those with a lower carotid IMT (≤0.75 mm). Although the differences in average arsenic exposure between the two groups were not statistically significant, the findings suggest a possible association between low-level arsenic exposure from drinking-water and carotid atherosclerosis, warranting the need for larger studies.

Keywords
Arsenic; Arsenic exposure; Carotid arteries; Atherosclerosis; Drinking-water; Bangladesh

 
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