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Maternal dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites and nitrosamines and selected birth defects in offspring: a case-control study

  • John C HuberJr1,
  • Jean D Brender1Email author,
  • Qi Zheng1,
  • Joseph R Sharkey2,
  • Ann M Vuong1,
  • Mayura U Shinde1,
  • John S Griesenbeck3,
  • Lucina Suarez4,
  • Peter H Langlois4,
  • Mark A Canfield4,
  • Paul A Romitti5,
  • Peter J Weyer6 and
  • the National Birth Defects Prevention Study
Nutrition Journal201312:34

DOI: 10.1186/1475-2891-12-34

Received: 30 May 2012

Accepted: 14 March 2013

Published: 21 March 2013

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19 Feb 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
10 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Margaret Miller
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14 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
21 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1475-2891-12-34

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health
Department of Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences, The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health
111 Marine Expeditionary Force
Texas Department of State Health Services
Department of Epidemiology, The University of Iowa College of Public Health
The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination, N202 Oakdale Hall