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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MYCOTOXINS AS A RISK FACTOR IN CHILDHOOD GROWTH IMPAIRMENT WORLDWIDE Project Number: 6612-42000-012-03
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Nov 01, 2012
End Date: May 31, 2013

Objective:
Improve scientific and public health understanding of how dietary mycotoxin exposure, in conjunction with other risk factors for diarrheal diseases, affects child growth development in low-income nations.

Approach:
Utilize biomarkers developed from studies in humans in Guatemala to assess biomarkers of fumonisin exposure in maize consumers and their correlation with the incidence of diarrheal diseases and child growth development in Nepal and Tanzania.

Last Modified: 10/21/2014
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