Navigation Links
Preeclampsia Risk Can't Be Overcome By Taking Antioxidants

According to an Australian study, taking high doses of vitamin C and E supplements during pregnancy in no way helps to cut down the risk of developing preeclampsia in healthy women//.

Preeclampsia is a condition in which a pregnant woman experiences after the 20th week of pregnancy elevated blood pressure at a level that could potentially endanger both the woman and the fetus.

According to foodconsumer.org, the study of nearly 2000 women in singleton pregnancies found that those with high intake of vitamin C and E were at the same risk of preeclampsia as those who did not take extra vitamins.

935 women were randomly assigned 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C and 400 international Units of vitamin E daily whereas the remaining 942 women were given a placebo. This regimen was followed from the second trimester of pregnancy to the delivery of the baby.

Researchers found no statistically significant difference between the two groups in terms of their risk of preeclampsia. Around 6 percent of the women in the vitamin group developed preeclampsia compared to 5 percent in the placebo group.

In addition, mortality rates or other serious complications were found in 9.5 percent of cases in the vitamin group compared to 12.1 percent for the placebo group.

The risk of delivering a low birth weight baby was 8.7 percent for women receiving the vitamin therapy compared to 9.9 percent for those receiving a placebo.

Dr. Arun Jeyabalan, an assistant professor in the division of maternal fetal medicine at Magee Women's Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh, said that the trial addressed only low-risk groups and found "vitamin supplementation showed no apparent benefit in reducing the rate of preeclampsia or poor infant outcomes."

Additionally, a larger group of women could provide a definitive answer to this conundrum, Jeyabalan suggested. "This is a treatment that at least for now has no clear benefit and women should not take this therapy without being in a trial situation or without careful consultation with their physician."

"The risk of preeclampsia is definitely less for those women that they included than for those they excluded. It's not surprising that there is no difference in outcome when you look at a low-risk population. If you target really high-risk patients, maybe then you can get an answer," he said.

British researchers had found that increasing the dosage of the vitamins increased the women's risk of having a low birth-weight baby. The study had concluded that high-risk groups of women were better off without the additional vitamin supplementation.

Preeclampsia occurs in approximately 8% of all pregnancies with 15 percent resulting in premature births. Increased risk is associated with first pregnancies, advanced maternal age, African-American heritage, multiple pregnancies, and a past history of diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Mystery behind Preeclampsia uncovered
2. Predicting The Risk Of Preeclampsia During Pregnancy
3. Gum Disease Associated With Increased Risk of Preeclampsia
4. Placental Protein Leads To The Onset Of Preeclampsia - Researcher Finds
5. Using Multivitamins Before And After Conception Averts Preeclampsia
6. Improvement Seen in Fetal Survival Following Preeclampsia
7. Proteins in Microparticles Identified in Women With Preeclampsia
8. Bacteria Fighter Goes Where Antibiotics Cant
9. Neurological Disorders Overcome By Proteins
10. Gene Therapy Overcomes Heart Failure In Muscular Dystrophy
11. The MRSA Superbug May Yet Be Overcome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... FlexiSpot, a trusted name in ... trial program for all of the company’s desktop riser products. A simple application ... experience. , FlexiSpot’s unique desktop risers use an advanced dual gas spring hovering ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 02, ... ... today, featuring an inspirational interview of two ostomy patients, standing as living proof ... million people suffer from digestive diseases and issues that spike around the holidays. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Hawaii (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu, offering ... in the field of pain management. , The demand for supplemental training ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... "Pro3rd Accents Volume ... editors to create versatile lower third titles with just a few clicks of the ... Volume 2 includes 30 lower third animations. Choose from various styles with accented animations, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ‘Tis the season for giving! Today, 20 creative ... National Family Partnership and the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the National Red ... 10 winning schools who decorated their campuses with this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... Spain , Dec. 2, 2016 In ... natural sources apart from those derived from C. sativa, ... the Universita` di Napoli Federico II , the ... created the first comprehensive, critical, integrated and unified inventory ... The article focuses on the remarkable chemical and ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Dec. 2, 2016  The Addiction Treatment Advisory ... of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), has released detailed ... address the opioid addiction crisis, including through improved ... ATAG,s newly released paper, "The Role ... Naloxone," addresses many issues around gaps and barriers ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 2, 2016  Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC ... Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. ("PSI").  The combination of Texas ... Georgia -based PSI bring together both company,s clinical expertise ... and payers an industry-leading specialty pharmacy. About Maxor ... , , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: