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The impact of lifestyle factors on age-related differences in hair trace element content in pregnant women in the third trimester

Skalny, Anatoly V.; Tinkov, Alexey A.; Voronina, Irina; Terekhina, Olga; Skalnaya, Margarita G.; Bohan, Tatiana G.; Agarkova, Lyubov A. and Kovas, Yulia. 2018. The impact of lifestyle factors on age-related differences in hair trace element content in pregnant women in the third trimester. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Technologia Alimentaria, 17(1), pp. 83-89. ISSN 1644-0730 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

BACKGROUND:
Trace elements play a significant role in the regulation of human reproduction, while advanced age may have a significant impact on trace element metabolism. The objective of the present study was to assess the impact of lifestyle factors on age-related differences in hair trace element content in pregnant women in the third trimester.

METHODS:
A total of 124 pregnant women aged 20–29 (n = 72) and 30–39 (n = 52) were ex- amined. Scalp hair trace element content was assessed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry at NexION 300D (Perkin Elmer, USA) after microwave digestion.

RESULTS:
The results showed that the elder pregnant women had 36% (p = 0.009), 14% (p = 0.045), and 45% (p = 0.044) lower hair Zn, V, and Cd content, and 16% (p = 0.044) higher hair B levels – in comparison to the respective younger group values. Multiple regression analysis demonstrated that the age of the women had a significant influence on hair V and Zn levels. B content was also significantly influenced by age at first intercourse, smoking status, and specific dietary habits. None of the lifestyle factors were associated with hair Cd content in pregnant women. Hair V levels were also affected by following a special diet. Interestingly, alcohol intake did not have a significant impact on hair trace element content.

CONCLUSIONS:
These data indicate that lifestyle factors have a significant influence on age-related changes in hair trace elements during pregnancy that may impact the outcome of pregnancy.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.17306/J.AFS.0539

Keywords:

pregnancy, age, zinc, boron, lifestyle

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
4 January 2018Accepted
30 January 2018Published

Item ID:

25875

Date Deposited:

22 Feb 2019 09:57

Last Modified:

04 Mar 2019 18:16

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/25875

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