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Antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E for the prevention of pre-eclampsia - a randomised controlled trial [ 2002 - 2004 ]

Also known as: Vitamin C and vitamin E for the prevention of pre-eclampsia - a randomised controlled trial

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/207744]

Researchers: Prof Caroline Crowther (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Ross Haslam Prof Gustaaf Dekker

Brief description Women who develop hypertension in pregnancy have a higher risk of complications in pregnancy and their babies are often born smaller than average and earlier. An initial trial to women at high risk of pre-eclampsia suggest that vitamin C and vitmin E supplements may decrease both reduce the risk of developing hypertension in pregnancy and the risk of the infant being born small for dates. These encouraging results need assessment in the Australian population. This study assesses the value of women taking vitamin C and vitamin E supplements during the antenatal period to decrease the risk of developing hypertension during pregnancy and poor fetal growth. Such an easy and inexpensive therapy, if effective, would be an important advance.

Funding Amount $AUD 696,750.00

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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