Archive | Maternal Health RSS feed for this section

CURRENT RESEARCH: New Study Reveals Possible Link Between Vitamin E Deficiency & Miscarriage

9 Dec

vitamin e

Low levels of vitamin E in pregnant women may increase the risk of a miscarriage, according to a new study of 1600+ women in rural Bangladesh, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Among pregnant Bengali women with low vitamin E levels in their blood, about 10 percent lost their babies. In contrast, only 5 percent of the females possessing higher levels of vitamin E miscarried, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Vitamin E supplements may not help, says co-author Kerry Schulze, since supplements are often given well into the pregnancy—after the window of opportunity for preventing miscarriages has closed.