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Sex-specific effects of perinatal dioxin exposure on eating behavior in 3-year-old Vietnamese children

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, July 2018
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Title
Sex-specific effects of perinatal dioxin exposure on eating behavior in 3-year-old Vietnamese children
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BMC Pediatrics, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12887-018-1171-2
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Anh Thi Nguyet Nguyen, Muneko Nishijo, Tai The Pham, Nghi Ngoc Tran, Anh Hai Tran, Luong Van Hoang, Hitomi Boda, Yuko Morikawa, Yoshikazu Nishino, Hisao Nishijo

Abstract

We previously reported that perinatal dioxin exposure increased autistic traits in children living in dioxin-contaminated areas of Vietnam. In the present study, we investigated the impact of dioxin exposure on children's eating behavior, which is often altered in those with developmental disorders. A total of 185 mother-and-child pairs previously enrolled in a birth cohort in dioxin-contaminated areas participated in this survey, conducted when the children reached 3 years of age. Perinatal dioxin exposure levels in the children were estimated using dioxin levels in maternal breast milk after birth. Mothers were interviewed using the Children's Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (CEBQ). A multiple linear regression model was used to analyze the association between dioxin exposure and CEBQ scores, after controlling for covariates such as location, parity, maternal age, maternal education, maternal body mass index, family income, children's gestational age at delivery, and children's age at the time of the survey. A general linear model was used to analyze the effects of sex and dioxin exposure on CEBQ scores. There was no significant association between most dioxin congeners or toxic equivalencies of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans (TEQ-PCDDs/Fs) and CEBQ scores in boys, although significant associations between some eating behavior sub-scores and 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-octachlorodibenzofuran were observed. In girls, there was a significant inverse association between levels of TEQ-PCDFs and enjoyment of food scores and between levels of TEQ-PCDFs and TEQ-PCDDs/Fs and desire to drink scores. Two pentachlorodibenzofuran congeners and 1,2,3,6,7,8-hexachlorodibenzofuran were associated with a decreased enjoyment of food score, and seven PCDF congeners were associated with a decreased desire to drink score. The adjusted mean enjoyment of food score was significantly lower in children of both sexes exposed to high levels of TEQ-PCDFs. There was, however, a significant interaction between sex and TEQ-PCDF exposure in their effect on desire to drink scores, especially in girls. Perinatal exposure to dioxin can influence eating behavior in children and particularly in girls. A longer follow-up study would be required to assess whether emotional development that affects eating styles and behaviors is related to dioxin exposure.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 89 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 19%
Student > Bachelor 12 13%
Researcher 9 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 6%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 24 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 8%
Psychology 7 8%
Social Sciences 6 7%
Other 11 12%
Unknown 30 34%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 July 2018.
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