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Supplements and pre-eclampsia

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"Concomitant supplementation with vitamin C and vitamin E does not prevent pre-eclampsia in women at high risk, but does increase the rate of babies born with a low birthweight," according to a study published online by The Lancet March 30. The randomized, placebo-controlled trial enrolled 2,410 women identified as at increased risk of pre-eclampsia and who were assigned either 1,000 mg vitamin C and 400 IU vitamin E daily or placebo. Pre-eclampsia rates did not differ between the treatment group (15%) and placebo (16%), but more low birthweight babies were born to those treated than those on placebo (28% versus 4%). "As such, use of these high-dose antioxidants is not justified in pregnancy," Lucilla Poston, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, et al., conclude. "The daily doses of vitamin C and vitamin E that we gave were below the maximum recommended intake in pregnant women," they note...

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