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Leucocyte and serum ascorbic acid levels in mothers and their newborn in semi-arid western India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2620966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Leucocyte ascorbic acid (LAA) and serum ascorbic acid (SAA) have been estimated in 50 pregnant women, their newborn infants, and 14 non-pregnant women living in the semi-arid region of western India. LAA was significantly higher in the newborn as compared to their mothers, the mean values being 35.52 +/- 6.85 and 23.94 +/- 5.84 micrograms/10(8) cells, respectively (P less than 0.01). The sex and birth weight of the infant, however, did not influence its ascorbic acid status. Pregnant women had relatively lower SAA (0.81 +/- 0.22 mg/dl) and LAA (23.94 +/- 5.84 micrograms/10(8) cells) as compared to the matched non-pregnant group (1.01 +/- 0.26 mg/dl and 29.98 +/- 8.45 micrograms/10(8) cells). But despite the semi-arid, draught prone geographical region and the hemodilution which accompanies pregnancy, none of the mothers had a clearly subnormal vitamin C status.
N D Soni; P Sharma; C Kiran; J Pramod; L K Kothari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0019-5499     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:    1989 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-19     Completed Date:  1990-03-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374707     Medline TA:  Indian J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, Dr. S.N. Medical College, Jodhpur.
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MeSH Terms
Ascorbic Acid / blood*
Infant, Newborn
Leukocytes / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
50-81-7/Ascorbic Acid

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