Arsenic in rice - a cause for concern : A Comment by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition

Creators: Hojsak, Iva and Braegger, Christian and Bronsky, Jiri and Campoy, Cristina and Colomb, Virginie and Decsi, Tamas and Domellöf, Magnus and Fewtrell, Mary and Mis, Natasa F. and Mihatsch, Walter and Molgaard, Christian and Van Goudoever, Johannes B.
Title: Arsenic in rice - a cause for concern : A Comment by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition
Item Type: Article or issue of a publication series
Journal or Series Title: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition : JPGN
Date: July 2014
Divisions: Gesundheitsmanagement
Abstract: Inorganic arsenic intake is likely to affect long-term health. High concentrations are found in some rice-based foods and drinks widely used in infants and young children. In order to reduce exposure we recommend avoidance of rice drinks for infants and young children. For all rice products, strict regulation should be enforced regarding arsenic content. Moreover, infants and young children should consume a balanced diet including a variety of grains as carbohydrate sources. While rice protein based infant formulas are an option for infants with cows' milk protein allergy, the inorganic arsenic content should be declared and the potential risks should be considered when using these products.
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Hojsak, Iva and Braegger, Christian and Bronsky, Jiri and Campoy, Cristina and Colomb, Virginie and Decsi, Tamas and Domellöf, Magnus and Fewtrell, Mary and Mis, Natasa F. and Mihatsch, Walter and Molgaard, Christian and Van Goudoever, Johannes B. (2014) Arsenic in rice - a cause for concern : A Comment by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition : JPGN, 60 (1). ISSN 0277-2116

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