Pregnant women who were given 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C and 400 IU of vitamin E did not have a reduced risk of preeclampsia compared with those who took placebos, according to a meta-analysis of nine studies involving 19,810 women. The study, published on the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology website, also found that women who took the supplements were more likely to suffer gestational hypertension or premature membrane ruptures and less likely to experience abruptio placentae.

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