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Micronutrient regulation in pregnant and lactating women from Rio de Janeiro.
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PMID:  9659415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Studies with low-income pregnant and lactating women from the city of Rio de Janeiro, concerned mainly with the changes in micronutrient homeostasis during pregnancy and lactation in the absence of overt clinical deficiencies, are reported. These studies focused on folate, cobalamin, iron, zinc and vitamin A. Factors that may affect the maternal micronutrient state, such as dietary intakes, use of supplements and interrelationships of micronutrients have been considered, as well as the implications of these changes for maternal-fetal transfer and milk composition. Although these studies were not designed to evaluate the prevalence of sub-clinical micronutrient deficiencies in pregnant and lactating women, they indicate that high frequencies of sub-clinical deficiencies of folate, iron, zinc and vitamin A, especially in pregnant women, are expected to be found in Rio de Janeiro.
N M Trugo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archivos latinoamericanos de nutrición     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0004-0622     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Latinoam Nutr     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-27     Completed Date:  1998-08-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0067507     Medline TA:  Arch Latinoam Nutr     Country:  VENEZUELA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Bioquímica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Appetite Regulation*
Folic Acid* / metabolism
Folic Acid Deficiency
Iron / deficiency,  metabolism
Lactation / physiology*
Micronutrients* / metabolism
Pregnancy / physiology*
Vitamin A / metabolism
Vitamin A Deficiency
Vitamin B 12 / metabolism
Vitamin B 12 Deficiency
Zinc / deficiency,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Micronutrients; 11103-57-4/Vitamin A; 59-30-3/Folic Acid; 68-19-9/Vitamin B 12; 7439-89-6/Iron; 7440-66-6/Zinc

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