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World Health Organisation multicentre randomised trial of supplementation with vitamins C and E among pregnant women at high risk for pre-eclampsia in populations of low nutritional status from developing countries.

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OBJECTIVE: To determine if vitamin C and E supplementation in high-risk pregnant women with low nutritional status reduces pre-eclampsia. DESIGN: Multicentred, randomised, controlled, double-blinded trial. SETTING: Antenatal care clinics and Hospitals in four countries. POPULATION: Pregnant women between 14 and 22 weeks' gestation. METHOD: Randomised women received 1000 mg vitamin C and 400 iu of vitamin E or placebo daily until delivery. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pre-eclampsia, low birthweight...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Journal:
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Volume:
116
Issue:
6
Pages:
780-788
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1471-0528
ISSN:
1470-0328
URN:
uuid:faa0e584-41cf-42c9-afba-1b25623d6524
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248246
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pubs:248246

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