June 2016

Taking Vitamins Does Not Seem to Reduce Miscarriage Risk

A new Cochrane review evaluating 40 clinical trials, including 276,820 women, shows that taking vitamins before and during pregnancy, including vitamin Cvitamin A, multivitamins, folic acid, and antioxidants, does not reduce the risk for miscarriage. However, taking a multivitamin does seem to reduce the risk for stillbirth.

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  1. Balogun OO, da Silva Lopes K, Ota E, et al. Vitamin supplementation for preventing miscarriage. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 ;(5):CD004073.

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