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Serum vitamin A and carotene concentrations among Egyptian fullterm neonates in relation to maternal status.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3170085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The serum of twenty Egyptian pregnancies and their neonates was analysed for vitamin A and carotene contents. The serum levels of vitamin A among the neonates were significantly lower (P less than 0.05) compared to corresponding levels obtained with their mothers. 60% of the neonates proved to be deficient in vitamin A status. Statistically significant correlation coefficients were found between maternal body weights at labour and respective birth weights of the neonates. Significant correlation coefficients were also found between maternal serum vitamin A and carotene levels and respective cord serum vitamin A and carotene contents. The birth weight of the neonate correlates also with its serum vitamin A level. The results stress the importance of improving the vitamin A status of the marginally undernourished mothers to assure protection of the fetus.
L Hussein; O el-Shawarby; B Elnaggar; A Abdelmegid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift für Vitamin- und Ernährungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0300-9831     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Vitam Nutr Res     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-14     Completed Date:  1988-11-14     Revised Date:  2007-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1273304     Medline TA:  Int J Vitam Nutr Res     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Research Center, Nutrition Laboratory, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Carotenoids / blood*
Fetal Blood / analysis
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn / blood*
Nutrition Disorders / blood
Pregnancy Complications / blood
Vitamin A / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
11103-57-4/Vitamin A; 36-88-4/Carotenoids

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