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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 242-246

Serum zinc levels in non pregnant & pregnant women

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1. Serum zinc (Zn) level in normal healthy women of child bearing age was 12.44˝ l.93 ' mol/L. The level was not different when values of samples drawn from women in 1st trimester of pregnancy and those in labour were pooled together. 2. However serum zinc levels were significantly low (p<001) during first and second trimester of pregnancy as compared to non pregnant controls. 3. The levels of serum Zn were higher in the third as compared to first and second trimester and were comparable with those obtained in non pregnant subjects. 4. Serum Zn levels were significantly high (p<0.0l) during labour.


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