Association between aflatoxin levels, health characteristics, liver function, hepatitis and malaria infection in Ghanaians

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P.E. Jolly; Y. Jiang; W.O. Ellis; R.T. Awuah; J. Appawu; O. Nnedu; J. Stiles; J.S. Wang; O. Adjei; C.M. Jolly; J.H. Williams

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Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine

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Abstract: Purpose. We examined the relationship between various health parameters and aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) albumin adduct levels in plasma.

Design. A cross?sectional field study was conducted in four villages in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

Methods. A survey on socio?demographic and health characteristics was administered to 162 volunteers and blood (20 ml) was donated by 140 participants. AFB1 albumin adduct levels, liver function, hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV, HCV) and malaria infections were determined.

Results. AFB1 levels ranged from 0.12 to 2.995 pmol mg?1 albumin (mean

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