Arsenic in rice: A cause for concern: Consensus Statement from the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition

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Iva Hojsak, Christian Braegger, Jiri Bronsky, Cristina Campoy, Virginie Colomb, Tamas Decsi, Magnus Domellöf, Mary Fewtrell, Nataša Fidler Mis, Walter Mihatsch, Christian Mølgaard, Johannes van Goudoever, ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition

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.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Vol/bind60
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)142-145
Antal sider4
ISSN0277-2116
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2015

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CURIS 2015 NEXS 022
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