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Title: The relation between the estimated dietary intake of PCDD/Fs and levels in blood in a Flemish population (50-65 years)
Authors: Bilau, Maaike
De Henauw, Stefaan
Schroijen, Carmen
BRUCKERS, Liesbeth
Den Hond, Elly
Koppen, Gudrun
Matthys, Christophe
De Mieroop, Els Van
Keune, Hans
Baeyens, Willy
Nelen, Vera
Van Larebeke, Nik
Willems, Jan L.
Schoeters, Greet
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 35(1). p. 9-13
Abstract: Dioxin-like activity was measured in the serum of 1425 Flemish men and women via the CALUX assay. The adults, aged between 50 and 65 years, participated in a large biomonitoring program, executed by the Flemish Center of Expertise for Environment and Health between 2002 and 2006. Within the context of this biomonitoring program also dietary intake of dioxin-like contaminants was assessed through a food frequency questionnaire. The relation between the estimated dietary intake and the dioxin-like activity in serum was evaluated using multivariate analyses: a logistic model was performed on the total population, while a linear regression analysis was done on the subsample with quantifiable dioxin activity levels in serum. Region, gender, age, BMI, smoking Status, as Well as dietary habits were entered in the model, with dioxin level as an Outcome estimate. Both the logistic and linear model confirmed the contribution of dietary intake to the dioxin activity measured in serum. Also BMI and region were found to be associated with dioxin activity levels. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Bilau, Maaike; De Henauw, Stefaan; Matthys, Christophe; Willems, Jan L.] Univ Ghent, Dept Publ Hlth, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [De Henauw, Stefaan] Hogesch Gent, Dept Hlth Sci, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Schroijen, Carmen; Baeyens, Willy] Vrije Univ Brussels, Dept Analyt & Environm Chem, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. [Bruckers, Liesbeth] Univ Hasselt, Ctr Stat, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Den Hond, Elly; Koppen, Gudrun; Schoeters, Greet] Flemish Inst Technol Res VITO, B-2400 Mol, Belgium. [Matthys, Christophe] Massey Univ, Inst Food Nutr & Human Hlth, Auckland, New Zealand. [De Mieroop, Els Van; Baeyens, Willy] PIH, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium. [Keune, Hans] Univ Antwerp, Fac Polit & Social Sci, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium. [Van Larebeke, Nik] Univ Ghent, Study Ctr Carcinogenesis & Primary Prevent Canc, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Schoeters, Greet] Univ Antwerp, B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9217
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2008.05.007
ISI #: 000262218500002
ISSN: 0160-4120
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2010
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