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Document ID (ISN)50463
CIS number 88-1586
ISSN - Serial title Fujita-Gakuen Igakkaishi - Bulletin of the Fujita-Gakuen Medical Society
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ito Y., Minohara M., Niiya Y., Ishigaki K., Otani M., Sarai S.
Title Relationship between subjective symptoms and frequencies of food intake in workers occupationally exposed to lead
Original title Enbakuro sagyōsha no jikaku shōjō to shokuhin sesshu hindo to no kanrensei [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information Aug. 1987, Vol.11, No.1, p.163-167. 12 ref.
Abstract The relationship between subjective symptoms and food intake in 286 male steel-workers occupationally exposed to lead, aged 18-55 years, was investigated. Workers with subjective symptoms of lead poisoning such as tiredness and dullness were getting significantly lower intakes of vegetables, fruits and vitamin C-containing foods. Lower intakes of vitamin B1- or calcium-containing foods also increased these subjective symptoms in the workers. This suggests that active intake of protein and carbohydrate, and of vitamin-rich foods such as vegetables and fruits, could be useful for reducing subjective symptoms and maintaining the general health of steel workers
Descriptors (primary) lead and compounds; state of health; diet; nutrition; symptoms
Descriptors (secondary) iron and steel industry; lead
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances