Childhood meat eating and inflammatory markers: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study

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  • CM Schooling
  • CQ Jiang
  • TH Lam
  • WS Zhang
  • GM Leung


Background: We hypothesized that socio-economic development could, via nutritionally driven levels of pubertal sex-steroids, promote a pro-inflammatory state among men but not women in developing countries. We tested this hypothesis, using recalled childhood meat eating as a proxy for childhood nutrition, in southern China. Methods: We used multivariable linear regression in the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study phase 3 (2006-8) to examine the adjusted associations of recalled childhood meat eating,


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345
Number of pages1
JournalBMC Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011


  • sex, inflammation, childhood nutrition, developing country, China, white blood cell count, Cardiovascular disease