The Relationship of Level of Maternal Serum Copper and Zinc with Neonatal Birth Weight

Boskabadi, Hassan and Mamouri, Gholamali and Nori, Mehran and Ayatollahi, Hosein and Esmaeily, Habib (2009) The Relationship of Level of Maternal Serum Copper and Zinc with Neonatal Birth Weight. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 52 (4). pp. 209-214.

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Introduction Minerals and trace elements such as zinc and copper have significant influence on development and growth of fetus and newborn. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between low birth weight and maternal, neonatal zinc, copper status. Materials and Methods This is a case-control study, which was done in Ghaem hospital, Mashhad University over one year from September 2006 to September 2007. The study consisted of 65 infants with birth weight < 2500 gr and 65 infants with � 2500 g and their mothers� as case and control groups, respectively. Cord and maternal blood samples collected at delivery were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry for zinc and copper levels. Results Mean serum zinc levels in maternal and the cord blood were 6.35+2.09 mmol/l, 12.77+3.83 mmol/l and 7.57+1.75 mmol/l, 13.18+2.69 mmol/l of case and control groups, respectively (p<0.05). The mean copper levels in maternal and cord blood were 21.82+4.45 mmol/l, 5.12+1.54 mmol/l and 21.19+5.34 mmol/l, 3.65+2.04 mmol/l of control and case groups, respective (p<0.05). Conclusion This study indicated that mothers with the zinc level of less than 6.4 mmol/l were 3.8 time more at risk of having infant with the birth weight of less than 2500 gr. Lower maternal weight, was associated with increased risk of having low birth weight infants

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Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 18:39
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