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Relationship between Low Birth Weight Neonate and Maternal Serum Zinc Concentration.
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PMID:  22754688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Zinc deficiency can lead to clinically relevant disturbances in tissue functions and particularly important for birth weight of neonates. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between serum zinc in pregnant women and the incidence of low birth weight (<2500 g) in their newborns.
METHODS: This case-control study was done on women who delivered low birth weight infants (Cases), and normal birth weight infants (Controls). Blood samples got in all women within 5 minutes of delivery, and assessed the concentration of zinc using electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry. Serum concentration of zinc was compared.
RESULTS: One hundred and seventeen mothers were enrolled, of them, 65 cases were low birth weight infants (1845±472 g) and 52 were controls (3166± 435 g). Mothers in the case and control groups did not differ in age, body mass index, and socioeconomic or demographic factors. Maternal zinc concentration differed between cases and controls; 753.34±15 µg/l vs. 654.76±12 µg/l respectively. Maternal zinc differed between premature and full term deliveries.
CONCLUSION: Maternal zinc concentration was shown to affect birth weight and prematurity.
N Khadem; A Mohammadzadeh; A S Farhat; L Valaee; M Khajedaluee; S M R Parizadeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Iranian Red Crescent medical journal     Volume:  14     ISSN:  2074-1812     ISO Abbreviation:  Iran Red Crescent Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101319850     Medline TA:  Iran Red Crescent Med J     Country:  United Arab Emirates    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatal Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
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