Title
The relation between the estimated dietary intake of PCDD/Fs and levels in blood in a Flemish population (5065 years) The relation between the estimated dietary intake of PCDD/Fs and levels in blood in a Flemish population (5065 years)
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Sociology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Environment international. - Oxford
Volume/pages
35(2009) :1 , p. 9-13
ISSN
0160-4120
ISI
000262218500002
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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