Study Stresses Importance of Vitamin E During Pregnancy

Pregnant women who don't get enough Vitamin E may be putting their unborn children at risk for developing respiratory problems.

Researchers from the United Kingdom observed that children, whose mothers had a low intake of the vitamin during pregnancy, were more likely to develop wheezing and asthma before age five.

The airways are fully developed in fetuses at about four months gestation.

The study suggests Vitamin E exposure may be especially important early on in pregnancy.


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