[Nutritional status of vitamin A in mother/newborn pairs from 2 hospital nurseries in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil].

The aim of the present study was to assess maternal and newborn (umbilical blood) vitamin status in 220 mothers/newborns at birth from two public health centers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The proportion of low retinol levels (cut-off point 1.05 mumol/L) in the umbilical cord of newborns (55.4%) was greater than found in their mothers (23.6%). A highly… CONTINUE READING