Maternal Selenium, Copper and Zinc Concentrations in Early Pregnancy, and the Association with Fertility

A recent Australian study set out to determine maternal zinc, selenium and copper levels and their association with fertility.

Lower zinc and selenium plasma levels were associated with a longer time to conceive.

Plasma copper levels were not associated with subfertility.

This highlights the importance of a preconception care plan when trying to conceive.

Maternal Selenium, Copper and Zinc Concentrations in Early Pregnancy, and the Association with Fertility