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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 470419, 4 pages
Research Article

A Comparative Study of Relationship between Micronutrients and Gestational Diabetes

1Obsterics and Gynecology Department, Women Health Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad 9137913316, Iran
2Omalbanin Hospital, Azadi Street, Mashhad 9144663595, Iran
3Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd 8944157963, Iran
4Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad 917751365, Iran

Received 2 July 2012; Accepted 23 July 2012

Academic Editors: L. G. Bahamondes and K. Yang

Copyright © 2012 Farideh Akhlaghi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In this paper, we studied the relation between the micronutrient and gestational diabetes. Therefore, we measured micronutrient concentration including Ni, Al, Cr, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, and Se in serum of women with gestational diabetes between 24 and 28 weeks of gestational age (study group) who had inclusion criteria and comparison with micronutrient levels in normal pregnant women with same gestational age (control group). Results showed that there was no significant difference between the serum micronutrient level (Ni, Al, Cr, Mg, Zn, Cu, Se) in study and control groups except serum level of iron which in serum of gestational diabetic women was lower than normal pregnant women and difference was significant.