Pregnancy Complications, Labor Abnormalities and Zinc Status
Several authors have shown that lowered zinc is related to risk factors during pregnancy and labor complications.1 The best index of zinc status is unclear. The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that certain complications during the course of pregnancy and delivery would be related to one or more lowered indices of zinc status. Plasma zinc, erythrocyte zinc and serum alkaline phosphatase activity were used as indices of zinc status and were compared to the incidence of complications and major dysfunctional labor patterns.
KeywordsZinc Level Plasma Zinc Dietary Zinc Zinc Status Lowered Zinc
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