Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
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  • To serve as an important medium for the publication of original research in the field of medical science and health research, thus filling gaps in health knowledge for effective utilization of research findings
  • To impart current medical knowledge and updated scientific information obtained from research to health professionals for better and appropriate health care management
  • To disseminate recent basic, applied and social research findings among health personnel of different strata for enhancing worldwide health development

Archives   2014

Myanmar   Health   Sciences   Research   Journal

Volume   26,  Number   1

TITLE:   Intake of Nitrates from Processed Meats by Primary School Children
AUTHOR:   Theingi Thwin; Mya Ohnmar; Sandar Tun; Thuzar Aye; Yin Lynn Myint; Thidar Khine
SOURCE:   Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2014; 26(1):16-21
ABSTRACT:   Nitrites and nitrates arc used as food additives in the processing of meat products. Nitrite in food is considered primarily to cause health problems because its presence both in food and in the body may lead to the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines. The nitrates could be reduced into nitrites by the microflora in the oral cavity. To assess the risk of nitrites and nitrates intake from processed meat by primary school children, 378 primary school children, aged 8-10 years attending No.4, Basic Education High School, Ahlone, were recruited in the study. Patterns of processed meat consumption were determined by 6-day food diary method and their body weights were measured. Nitrites and nitrates contents of ten items of processed meat which were commonly consumed were determined. The mean body weight was 27.2
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Nitrates. Schools. Meat

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