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Changes in the level of lipid peroxidation in healthy pregnant women

Pentieva, K, Ivanova, L, Petrova, S, Ovcharova, D, Vatralova, K and Angelova, C (1995) Changes in the level of lipid peroxidation in healthy pregnant women. Akusherstvo i ginekologiia (Sofiia), 34 (3). pp. 19-21. [Journal article]

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A cross-sectional study on the level of lipid peroxidation and nutrient intake of 44 healthy pregnant women (34-36 gestation week) at average age 24.9 +/- 4.5 years and 15 controls (nonpregnant, nonlactating) at average age 31.8 +/- 7.6 years, was carried out. The level of lipid peroxidation was measured by the concentration of TBA-reactive substance (TBARS) in plasma and red blood cells and the concentration of reduced glutathione in red blood cells. The nutrient intake was studied by 5-day diet record. The results obtained showed an activation of lipid peroxidation in pregnant women evidenced by a statistically significant increase of TBARS in red blood cells. Nutrient density of the protein of animal origin, vitamin C and zinc was significantly diminished in the diet of pregnant women but their average daily intake of protein and vitamin C was higher than the recommended dietary allowances. The activated lipid peroxidation during pregnancy could not be related to inadequate intake of nutrients with antioxidant activity but most probably is a result of hormonal changes.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:pregnant women, lipid peroxides, reduced glutathione, dietary intake
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:34095
Deposited By: Dr Kristina Pentieva
Deposited On:05 Apr 2016 10:22
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 10:22

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