Navigation Links
Intake of Vitamin E Supplements During Pregnancy May be Harmful

Taking vitamin E supplements during pregnancy may lead to various health complications in newborns, says a study//.

Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant found naturally in foods like nuts, vegetable oil and broccoli. Earlier research had suggested that vitamin E, particularly taken with vitamin C, could help protect against miscarriage and pre-eclampsia.

However, Andrew Shennan, who led a two-year study at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, warned that pregnant women could be putting their unborn babies at risk by 'self-medicating' with high doses of vitamin E, reported the online edition of the Daily Mail.

The researchers studied 2,400 pregnant women at risk of pre-eclampsia. Some of them took 250 mg of vitamin E and 1,000 mg of vitamin C each day from 14 weeks until they gave birth.

Those women who took high doses, which were typical to those found in supplements, developed pre-eclampsia sooner and had a more severe form of the illness, the study found.

Nineteen babies were stillborn to mothers taking vitamin E supplements, compared with just seven in the group, which did not take the pills.

In addition, the birth weight of the babies whose mothers had taken the vitamins was on average 60 grams less than the placebo group.

The study has been published in The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine.

(Source: IANS)

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Dangers of Low Calcium Intake
2. Caffeine Intake May reduce Insulin Sensitivity
3. Robo-Dog To Monitor Your Calorie Intake
4. Intake Of Processed Meat And Fat Associated With Pancreatic Cancer
5. Excess Intake of Alcohol Results in Permanent DNA Damage.
6. Intake of a healthy and balanced diet: miracle for old people.
7. Newborns Affected By Antidepressant Intake Of Mothers
8. Salt & Its Intake Causes a Strong debate In UK
9. Pre-eclampsia Pronounced With Intake of Vitamins in Large Doses
10. Viewing TV During Lunch Affects Childrens Food Intake
11. TV Viewing Increases Intake of Junk Food
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... The OSHA ... Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, has issued an important reminder ... at their worksites. Employers with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX ... fully customizable inside of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of ... unique style. Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal the media ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new ... network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, a ... workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide health ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution is underway. ... transport experience for the millions of people who require these medical transport services ... industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth an industry-changing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 One of Australia,s successful ... of a new biotechnology company, Noxopharm Limited [ABN 50 608 966 ... and to list on the ASX. Noxopharm is a ... enter a Phase 1 clinical study later this year. ... of the biggest problems facing cancer patients - the ability of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... DUBLIN , June 27, 2016 Jazz ... the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ... proposed acquisition of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: ... 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). As previously ... entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Jazz ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Ontario , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab ... Company,s Board will take whatever measures required to build ... Company,s stock which is currently listed on the OTC ... Wexler, Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an ... difficult to understand, not only by the Company, but ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: