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Vitamin E can increase the risk of heart defect in babies

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, November 03, 2009 | 0 comments

 Researchers discovered that women who took similar amounts of vitamin E in the month before conceiving were also more likely to give birth to babies with heart defects  Photo: GETTYExpectant mothers have been warned that taking vitamin E during pregnancy can increase the risk of their babies developing heart defects.

Consuming as little as three-quarters of the daily recommended amount of the vitamin can increase the risk of a child being born with a heart abnormality by up to nine times, a new study found.


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