L. Varkey, H. Khattab, O. Karrar, Y. Bugaighis, I. Muntasser
From the Departments of Biochemistry, Medicine and Obstetrics and Gvnaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Al Fateh, Tripoli, Libya.
Al Fateh Med J Vol .2, No. 1. July 1982:41-44
Plasma Vitamin E levels in pregnant women during labour is compared to Vitamin E levels in the cord plasma of their neonates. There is a significant increase in Vitamin E levels during labour compared to that of the controls (2.64±0.43 mg/dl Vitamin E as compared to 1.5 ±0.15 mg/dl Vitamin E of the controls). The Vitamin E levels of the cord plasma are significantly lower than that of the pregnant women during labour (0.5 ±0.16 mg/dl). There is a positive correlation between the cholesterol and Vitamin E levels of the maternal and cord plasma.
Keywords: Vitamin E Levels in Pregnant Women During Labour and in Cord Blood of their Neonates