A Prospective Study on Serum Methylmalonic Acid and Homocysteine in Pregnant Women
AbstractThis study aimed to investigate serum methylmalonic acid (MMA) and homocysteine levels and to assess their effects on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Serum MMA and homocysteine levels in 278 pregnant Korean women, determined by liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry in each trimester, were compared with those of previous studies in other ethnic groups. We investigated the association between MMA and homocysteine status with pregnancy and neonatal events: gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, gestational age at delivery, preterm birth, small for gestational age, neonatal birth weight, and congenital abnormalities. The median (range) MMA level was 0.142 (0.063–0.446) µmol/L and homocysteine level was 10.6 (4.4–38.0) µmol/L in pregnant women. MMA levels were significantly higher in the third trimester than during other trimesters (p < 0.05), while homocysteine levels were not. No significant association was observed between MMA or homocysteine levels and any of the maternal or neonatal outcomes examined. Future studies are needed to assess the associations among maternal serum concentrations of MMA and homocysteine, and maternal and neonatal outcomes. View Full-Text
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Choi, R.; Choi, S.; Lim, Y.; Cho, Y.Y.; Kim, H.J.; Kim, S.W.; Chung, J.H.; Oh, S.-Y.; Lee, S.-Y. A Prospective Study on Serum Methylmalonic Acid and Homocysteine in Pregnant Women. Nutrients 2016, 8, 797.
Choi R, Choi S, Lim Y, Cho YY, Kim HJ, Kim SW, Chung JH, Oh S-Y, Lee S-Y. A Prospective Study on Serum Methylmalonic Acid and Homocysteine in Pregnant Women. Nutrients. 2016; 8(12):797.Chicago/Turabian Style
Choi, Rihwa; Choi, Sunkyu; Lim, Yaeji; Cho, Yoon Y.; Kim, Hye J.; Kim, Sun W.; Chung, Jae H.; Oh, Soo-young; Lee, Soo-Youn. 2016. "A Prospective Study on Serum Methylmalonic Acid and Homocysteine in Pregnant Women." Nutrients 8, no. 12: 797.
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