Association of Dietary Intake and Biomarker Levels of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury among Asian Populations in the U.S.: NHANES 2011 –2012

Author Affiliations open 1The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.; 2CH2M HILL, Inc., Houston Texas, U.S.A. PDF Version (1.1 MB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Objective: To evaluate dietary intake of toxic metals as a source of increased biomarker levels of metals among US Asians. Methods: We estimated daily food consumption and dietary intake of arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury by combining 24-hour dietary intake recall data from the 2011–2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) with data from the USDA Food Composition Intake Database and FDA Total dietary study. We analyzed associations between dietary metal intake and biomarker levels of the metals using linear regression. Further, estimated food consumption and metal intake levels were compared between Asians and other racial/ethnic groups (white, black, Mexican American, and other Hispanic) and within three Asian subgroups (Chinese, Indian Asian, and other Asians). Results: Significant associations (p
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