Haptoglobin and birth weight in a Bengalee population

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  • Arup Ratan Bandyopadhyay

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    1. Department of Anthropology, Palli Charcha Kendra, Visva Bharati, Sriniketan 731235, Birbhum, West Bengal
    • Department of Anthropology, Palli Charcha Kendra, Visva Bharati, Sriniketan 731235, Birbhum, West Bengal
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Abstract

A close relationship between birth weight and synthesis of haptoglobin was found in a study of cord blood derived from newborns. Newborn infants with detectable haptoglobin types showed, on average, significantly higher birth weight than those without detectable haptoglobin types under normal conditions. © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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