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Is areca innocent? The effect of areca (betel) nut chewing in a population of pregnant women on the Thai-Myanmar border.

Abstract:

Eight manuscripts have specifically examined the effects of areca (betel) nut use in pregnant women, seven of which have documented adverse effects on birth weight, newborn neurological status, gender ratio and pregnancy outcomes such as anaemia and miscarriage following areca nut use during pregnancy. A retrospective cohort analysis of migrant and refugee pregnant women attending antenatal clinics along the Thai-Myanmar border (July 1997 to November 2006) was conducted to examine the adverse...

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10.1016/j.inhe.2012.05.001

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Journal:
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Volume:
4
Issue:
3
Pages:
204-209
Publication date:
2012-09-01
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EISSN:
1876-3405
ISSN:
1876-3413
Language:
English
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uuid:064e44ba-b7e4-47fd-8f6d-2f47aa21da81
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350806
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2013-11-17

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