We are very pleased to announce about an article which was published by Cambridge University Press in a sceintific magazine of British Journal of Nutrition. The article was written based on a research which was a part of a scientific project run by our volunteers in Madagascar in July 2018. The reasearch concerned a subject of a concentration of selected elements in the hair of Malagasy girls in relation to nutritional status and place of residence. The study included 9 elements concentration Al, As, Cd, Cr, Hg, Ni, Pb, Sn and Sb, determined in scalp hair of 103 schoolgirls. The specimens were collected from children under ANKIZY GASY care,who lived in different parts of Madagascar. The conclusion was that a malnutrition increases a risk of concentration of toxic elements in human body. The research showed especially high concentration of Aluminum, Cadmium, Chrome. There was a hypotesis that it could be caused by using of aluminum cooking pots as a popular practice in Madagascar. Moreover the study indicated that the risk of toxic substances from a contaminaed enviroment was higher in samples from girls living in a rular area. You can view the article and its abstract here.
We hope to present the results of that study to our potential donnors when applying for grants to fund our projects related to combat malunutrition among the children we support.
We would like to extend our thank you to everyone invloved in the project and its research- students, their professors and mentors from Poznan University of Life Sciences Professor Magdalena Zielińska-Dawidziak, Dr Magdalena Człapka-Matyasik and Zofia Wojciechowska as well as from Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan Prof Przemysław Niedzielski and Mr Jędrzej Proch.