Effect of Maternal Smoking on Plasma and Urinary Measures of Vitamin E Isoforms in the First Month after Extreme Preterm Birth

Cosby Stone, Yunping Qiu, Irwin J. Kurland, James C. Slaughter, Paul Moore, Joan Cook-Mills, Tina Hartert, Judy L. Aschner

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We examined the effect of maternal smoking on plasma and urinary levels of vitamin E isoforms in preterm infants. Maternal smoking during pregnancy decreased infant plasma alpha- and gamma-tocopherol concentrations at 1 week and 4 weeks, with 45% of infants of smokers deficient in alpha-tocopherol at 1 month after birth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018



  • Alpha-tocopherol
  • Gamma-tocopherol
  • Pregnancy
  • Prematurity
  • Preterm
  • Smoking
  • Vitamin E

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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