A Preliminary Study of Levels of Selected Nutrients for Neonates Born to Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Mothers in Bangladesh

  • SHAHANA AFROSE CHOWDHURY Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • MOHAMMAD ARIFUR REHMAN Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • A.M. SHAFIQUL ALAM Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • SHAH MOHAMMAD KERAMAT ALI Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
  • SYED NAZUMIL HUDA 2Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Abstract

To investigate some selected nutrients status in the neonates born to diabetic and non-diabetic mothers a prospective study was carried out. From the Obstetric Unit of Bangladesh Institute of Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic disorder (BIRDEM) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 236 newborns were recruited; 74 from diabetic, 59 from gestational diabetic and 103 from non-diabetic mothers group for this study. Cord-serum levels of Cu, Zn, Fe, Mg, Ca and ascorbic acid were investigated, and some anthropometric measurements were recorded to correlate with the nutrient levels. Fe was found significantly higher (p<0.05) whereas, ascorbic acid was found significantly lower (p<0.05) in diabetic group compared with other two groups. However, Mg and Ca levels were found significantly higher (p<0.05) in non-diabetic group. There was no significant difference observed in Cu, Zn levels for the 3 groups. Ca level was significantly correlated with birth weight and length of the neonates. These data suggests that diabetes has some effects on fetal growth and its nutritional status that also reflect the socio-economical status of the families of the neonates.

Published
Dec 1, 2006
How to Cite
CHOWDHURY, SHAHANA AFROSE et al. A Preliminary Study of Levels of Selected Nutrients for Neonates Born to Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Mothers in Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 6, dec. 2006. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/140>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017.