[The effect of tobacco smoking during pregnancy on concentration of vitamin E in blood of mothers and their newborns in umbilical cord blood].

OBJECTIVES Cigarette smoking during pregnancy generates free radicals and has been implicated in oxidative cellular damage. Vitamin E is natural factor protecting cells from damaging influence of free oxygen species. DESIGN The aim of the study was to estimate the effect of tobacco smoking during pregnancy on concentration of vitamin E in blood of mother… CONTINUE READING