Vitamin C and E Supplements do not Reduce Risk for Preeclamcia – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers enrolled over 10,000 women to see if vitamin C and E supplements would reduce risk for blood pressure disorders during pregnancy.
Spong: These women were randomized either to the vitamin C and vitamin E or to a matching placebo.
Narrator: Dr. Catherine Spong is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Spong: They were then followed throughout their pregnancies and evaluated to determine whether or not they developed pregnancy induced hypertension complication to associate with hypertension or preeclampsia.
Narrator: Researchers found taking vitamin C and E supplements starting in early pregnancy does not reduce risk. For study details, 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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