Retinol concentration in maternal and cord serum: its relation to birth weight in healthy mother-infant pairs.

@article{Gazala2003RetinolCI,
  title={Retinol concentration in maternal and cord serum: its relation to birth weight in healthy mother-infant pairs.},
  author={Elyahu Gazala and Batia Sarov and Eli Hershkovitz and Shimon Edvardson and David J Sklan and Miriam Katz and Michael Friger and Rafael Gorodischer},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={2003},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={19-28}
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient for the development and growth of the fetus. The objective of this study was to identify a possible association between low serum retinol and birth weight in healthy mother-infant pairs in Southern Israel. A secondary objective was to examine ethnic differences in maternal and cord serum retinol. METHODS Serum retinol was measured at delivery from pairs of healthy mothers and healthy mature newborns. RESULTS Of the 313 mother-infant pairs… CONTINUE READING

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