NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking vitamins before and during early pregnancy is associated with reduced risk for miscarriage, researchers have determined. However, it may be that the connection is related to generally healthy practices among vitamin takers.
Supplemental vitamin recommendations for women who are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, are aimed mainly at reducing the risk of birth defects, Hasan and colleagues note in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Their study provides evidence "that vitamins may reduce the risk of miscarriage as well," Hasan told Reuters Health.
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