Vitamin A and β-carotene supply of women with gemini or short birth intervals

@article{Schulz2006VitaminAA,
  title={Vitamin A and $\beta$-carotene supply of women with gemini or short birth intervals},
  author={C. Schulz and Ulrike Engel and R. Kreienberg and H. Biesalski},
  journal={European Journal of Nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={46},
  pages={12-20}
}
BackgroundAn adequate supply of vitamin A during pregnancy and breastfeeding plays an important role for development of foetus and neonate, especially in lung development and function.Aim of the studyAim of this pilot study was to analyze vitamin A and β-carotene status and to investigate the contribution of nutrition to the vitamin A and β-carotene supply in mother–infant pairs of gemini or births within short birth intervals.MethodsTwenty-nine volunteers aged between 21 and 36 years were… Expand
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