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Plasma copper and zinc levels in pregnant women in Gaziantep, Turkey.
Saudi Med J. 2003 Oct; 24(10):1121-5.SM

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Trace elements such as copper and zinc are important factors on the health of pregnant women, fetus and embryonic development. Since these elements have important influences on health of pregnant women and the growing fetus, this study was designed to evaluate the zinc and copper status of pregnant women in Gaziantep, Turkey.

METHODS

This study was designed as a prevalence study. Twenty-two health station region were chosen in 13 health centers in the province of Gaziantep city in 1999, and copper and zinc levels were examined in 415 pregnant women living in these regions. Plasma copper and zinc concentrations were determined spectrophotometrically. Analysis of variance and "t" tests were used in the statistical analysis of means.

RESULTS

In the examination, plasma copper and zinc levels were found as 220.67 mg/dl and 124.91 mg/dl. While zinc concentrations were not altered significantly throughout gestation, copper levels of pregnant women increased significantly as duration of pregnancy progressed.

CONCLUSION

Plasma copper was higher in all trimesters of gestation when compared to normal range of non-pregnant women. The zinc levels of pregnant women were mostly within normal range. It decreased significantly in the pregnant women >35 years of age and in those whose education was literacy and less. Therefore, zinc supplementation in pregnant women is recommended in these groups.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Turkey. iclalgeyikli@mynet.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14578983

Citation

Meram, Iclal, et al. "Plasma Copper and Zinc Levels in Pregnant Women in Gaziantep, Turkey." Saudi Medical Journal, vol. 24, no. 10, 2003, pp. 1121-5.
Meram I, Bozkurt AI, Ahi S, et al. Plasma copper and zinc levels in pregnant women in Gaziantep, Turkey. Saudi Med J. 2003;24(10):1121-5.
Meram, I., Bozkurt, A. I., Ahi, S., & Ozgur, S. (2003). Plasma copper and zinc levels in pregnant women in Gaziantep, Turkey. Saudi Medical Journal, 24(10), 1121-5.
Meram I, et al. Plasma Copper and Zinc Levels in Pregnant Women in Gaziantep, Turkey. Saudi Med J. 2003;24(10):1121-5. PubMed PMID: 14578983.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Plasma copper and zinc levels in pregnant women in Gaziantep, Turkey. AU - Meram,Iclal, AU - Bozkurt,Ali I, AU - Ahi,Sibel, AU - Ozgur,Servet, PY - 2003/10/28/pubmed PY - 2004/10/20/medline PY - 2003/10/28/entrez SP - 1121 EP - 5 JF - Saudi medical journal JO - Saudi Med J VL - 24 IS - 10 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Trace elements such as copper and zinc are important factors on the health of pregnant women, fetus and embryonic development. Since these elements have important influences on health of pregnant women and the growing fetus, this study was designed to evaluate the zinc and copper status of pregnant women in Gaziantep, Turkey. METHODS: This study was designed as a prevalence study. Twenty-two health station region were chosen in 13 health centers in the province of Gaziantep city in 1999, and copper and zinc levels were examined in 415 pregnant women living in these regions. Plasma copper and zinc concentrations were determined spectrophotometrically. Analysis of variance and "t" tests were used in the statistical analysis of means. RESULTS: In the examination, plasma copper and zinc levels were found as 220.67 mg/dl and 124.91 mg/dl. While zinc concentrations were not altered significantly throughout gestation, copper levels of pregnant women increased significantly as duration of pregnancy progressed. CONCLUSION: Plasma copper was higher in all trimesters of gestation when compared to normal range of non-pregnant women. The zinc levels of pregnant women were mostly within normal range. It decreased significantly in the pregnant women >35 years of age and in those whose education was literacy and less. Therefore, zinc supplementation in pregnant women is recommended in these groups. SN - 0379-5284 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14578983/Plasma_copper_and_zinc_levels_in_pregnant_women_in_Gaziantep_Turkey_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/pregnancy.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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