Vitamin C and E Supplements do not Reduce Risk for Preeclamcia – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Recent findings contradict smaller studies that showed vitamins C and E could reduce the risk of blood pressure disorders during pregnancy.
Spong: Not only did we find no benefit for treatment with vitamin C or vitamin E . . .
Narrator: Dr. Catherine Spong with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says researchers also looked at a trial in Britain.
Spong: And they found not only that vitamin C and vitamin E were not beneficial they actually found a higher rate of smaller babies and of hypertension in the women who received the vitamin C and vitamin E.
Narrator: 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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