Negative confounding by essential fatty acids in methylmercury neurotoxicity associations

Anna L Choi, Ulla Brasch Mogensen, Kristian S Bjerve, Frodi Debes, Pal Weihe, Philippe Grandjean, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen

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Abstrakt

Methylmercury, a worldwide contaminant of fish and seafood, can cause adverse effects on the developing nervous system. However, long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in seafood provide beneficial effects on brain development. Negative confounding will likely result in underestimation of both mercury toxicity and nutrient benefits unless mutual adjustment is included in the analysis.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNeurotoxicology and Teratology
Vol/bind42
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)85-92
ISSN0892-0362
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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