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Smoking in pregnancy and vitamin B 12 metabolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  5018309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In pregnancy the level of serum vitamin B(12) is lower in women who smoke than in non-smokers. This finding occurs independently of social class, parity, or level of haemoglobin. In addition, the mean serum B(12) level tends to be less in women who are anaemic and is less in those women who have smaller babies. These findings may be an effect of the cyanide content of tobacco smoke, since cyanide may be detoxified by a mechanism which depletes the stores of vitamin B(12) in the body.
J M McGarry; J Andrews
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1972 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1972-06-21     Completed Date:  1972-06-21     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / blood
Birth Weight
Cyanides / metabolism
Gestational Age
Hypertension / blood
Pre-Eclampsia / blood
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / blood
Smoking* / complications
Social Class
Vitamin B 12 / blood,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cyanides; 68-19-9/Vitamin B 12

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