Serum iron, copper and zinc status in maternal and cord blood

@article{Upadhyaya2004SerumIC,
  title={Serum iron, copper and zinc status in maternal and cord blood},
  author={Chitra Upadhyaya and Sandhya Mishra and Peeyush Ajmera and Praveen Sharma},
  journal={Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={48-52}
}
Pregnancy is associated with increased demand of all the nutrients like Iron, Copper, Zinc etc. and deficiency of any of these could affect pregnancy, delivery and out come of pregnancy. With this consideration, the study was conducted on 80 mothers and newborns and 20 age matched control women. Out of 80 mothers, 34 had Iron deficiency anemia and their Hb levels were below 9.0 gm/d1. Pregnant women had significantly lower Iron and Zinc levels while Copper and Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC… CONTINUE READING

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