Vitamin C and E Supplements do not Reduce Risk for Preeclamcia – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In a NIH study researchers found that taking certain supplements starting in early pregnancy does not reduce the risk for the hypertensive disorders and their complications that can occur during pregnancy. Dr. Catherine Spong is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Spong: Taking vitamin C and vitamin E supplements do not reduce the risk of either hypertension, the complications associated with hypertension in pregnancy, or preeclampsia.
Narrator: Preeclampsia is a sudden increase in the blood pressure of a pregnant woman after the 20th week of pregnancy. The supplements failed to reduce the risk of preeclampsia. For more on the study, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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