High Dose Vitamins = Bad

Taking high doses of vitamin C and E supplements won’t lower the risk of developing preeclampsia for pregnant women already at high risk for the condition.
In fact, taking the supplements might increase the risk of having a low birth-weight baby, according to a study published online March 30 in the journal The Lancet.

High-Dose Vitamins Don’t Head Off Preeclampsia

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By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) — Taking high doses of vitamin C and E supplements won’t lower the risk of developing preeclampsia for pregnant women already at high risk for the condition.

In fact, taking the supplements might increase the risk of having a low birth-weight baby, according to a study published online March 30 in the journal The Lancet.

However, women taking normal multivitamins for pregnancy did not have an increased risk of low birth-weight babies or any other problems, the study found.

The findings strongly suggest that women should not take high doses of these vitamins while they’re expecting.

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