Concentrations of essential trace elements in maternal serum and the effect on birth weight and newborn body mass index in sub-arctic and arctic populations of Norway and Russia.

@article{Odland1999ConcentrationsOE,
  title={Concentrations of essential trace elements in maternal serum and the effect on birth weight and newborn body mass index in sub-arctic and arctic populations of Norway and Russia.},
  author={Jon \Oyvind Odland and Evert Nieboer and Natalya Romanova and Yngvar Thomassen and Jan H Brox and Eiliv Lund},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={605-14}
}
BACKGROUND This project is part of an assessment of the impact of environmental factors on human health in the Kola Peninsula of Russia and the neighboring arctic area of Norway. Pregnant women and their newborns were studied to explore a relationship between maternal status of essential metals and birth weight. METHODS Life-style information and serum specimens were collected from at least 50 consecutive mother-infant pairs from hospital delivery departments in three Russian and three… CONTINUE READING