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Birth weight, head circumference, and prenatal exposure to acrylamide from maternal diet: The European prospective mother-child study (NewGeneris)

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dc.contributor.author Sunyer Deu, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Pedersen, Marie
dc.contributor.author Stedingk, Hans von
dc.contributor.author Botsivali, Maria
dc.contributor.author Agramunt, Silvia
dc.contributor.author Alexander, Jan
dc.contributor.author Brunborg, Gunnar
dc.contributor.author Chatzi, Leda
dc.contributor.author Fleming, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Fthenou, Eleni
dc.contributor.author Granum, Berit
dc.contributor.author Gutzkow, Kristine B.
dc.contributor.author Hardie, Laura J.
dc.contributor.author Knudsen, Lisbeth E.
dc.contributor.author Kyrtopoulos, Sosterios A.
dc.contributor.author Mendez, Michelle A.
dc.contributor.author Merlo, Domenico Franco
dc.contributor.author Nielsen, Jeanette K.
dc.contributor.author Rydberg, Per
dc.contributor.author Segerbäck, Dan
dc.contributor.author Wright, John
dc.contributor.author Törnqvist, Margareta
dc.contributor.author Kleinjans, Jos C.
dc.contributor.author Kogevinas, Manolis
dc.contributor.author NewGeneris Consortium
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-09T08:14:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-09T08:14:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Pedersen M, von Stedingk H, Botsivali M, Agramunt S, Alexander J, Brunborg G et al. Birth weight, head circumference, and prenatal exposure to acrylamide from maternal diet: The European prospective mother-child study (NewGeneris). Environ Health Perspect. 2012;120(12):1739-45. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1205327
dc.identifier.issn 0091-6765
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/23369
dc.description.abstract Background: Acrylamide is a common dietary exposure that crosses the human placenta. It is classified as a probable human carcinogen, and developmental toxicity has been observed in rodents. Objectives: We examined the associations between prenatal exposure to acrylamide and birth outcomes in a prospective European mother–child study. Methods: Hemoglobin (Hb) adducts of acrylamide and its metabolite glycidamide were measured in cord blood (reflecting cumulated exposure in the last months of pregnancy) from 1,101 singleton pregnant women recruited in Denmark, England, Greece, Norway, and Spain during 2006–2010. Maternal diet was estimated through food-frequency questionnaires. Results: Both acrylamide and glycidamide Hb adducts were associated with a statistically significant reduction in birth weight and head circumference. The estimated difference in birth weight for infants in the highest versus lowest quartile of acrylamide Hb adduct levels after adjusting for gestational age and country was –132 g (95% CI: –207, –56); the corresponding difference for head circumference was –0.33 cm (95% CI: –0.61, –0.06). Findings were similar in infants of nonsmokers, were consistent across countries, and remained after adjustment for factors associated with reduced birth weight. Maternal consumption of foods rich in acrylamide, such as fried potatoes, was associated with cord blood acrylamide adduct levels and with reduced birth weight. Conclusions: Dietary exposure to acrylamide was associated with reduced birth weight and head circumference. Consumption of specific foods during pregnancy was associated with higher acrylamide exposure in utero. If confirmed, these findings suggest that dietary intake of acrylamide should be reduced among pregnant women.
dc.description.sponsorship The NewGeneris (Newborns and Genotoxic exposure risks) study was funded by the European Union (EU Contract FOOD-CT-2005-016320). The study was also supported by grants obtained locally, including the Swedish Cancer and Allergy Foundation and the Swedish Research Council Formas, the National Institute for Health Research, UK (programme grant RP-PG-0407-10044), the Norwegian Ministry of Health, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the Norwegian Research Council/FUGE (grant 151918/S10), the EU funded HiWATE (contract Food-CT-2006-036224), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (contract NO-ES-75558), and the U.S. NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (grant 1 UO1 NS 047537-01). M.P. holds a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral fellowship awarded from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (JCI-2011-09479)
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
dc.relation.ispartof Environmental Health Perspectives. 2012; 120(12): 1739-1745
dc.rights Reproduced with permission from Environmental Health Perspectives
dc.subject.other Infants -- Alimentació
dc.subject.other Embaràs
dc.subject.other Disruptors endocrins
dc.title Birth weight, head circumference, and prenatal exposure to acrylamide from maternal diet: The European prospective mother-child study (NewGeneris)
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1205327
dc.subject.keyword Biomarker
dc.subject.keyword Children
dc.subject.keyword Diet
dc.subject.keyword Intrauterine growth restriction
dc.subject.keyword In utero exposure
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP6/016320
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP6/036224
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/JCI2011-09479
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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