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Serum Transferrin of Pregnant Mothers Related to Birth Weight of their Infants

Br Med J 1972; 3 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5823.386 (Published 12 August 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;3:386
  1. T. N. Maletnlema,
  2. T. P. Eddy

    Abstract

    In a study of 81 pregnant mothers and their newborn infants the maternal serum transferrin concentration at about 24 weeks of gestation was shown to have a low but significant correlation with infant birth weight (r=0·33; P<0·01). Maternal undernutrition is suggested as a possible cause of low serum transferrin levels.