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Vitamin Could Prevent Pregnancy Complication

It may prevent a problem that threatens the life of both mother and baby.
A vitamin deficiency could lead to a serious complication during pregnancy.

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health finds that women who are deficient in vitamin D  during their first 26 weeks of pregnancy may develop severe pre-eclampsia. It's a potentially life-threatening problem for both mother and baby, that can show up as high blood pressure.

Researchers say  the study found that women who with sufficient vitamin D in their blood were 40 percent less likely to develop severe pre-eclampsia. Vitamin D levels didn't effect the chances of the mild form of the disorder.

Researchers say, until further study is completed, women shouldn't automatically take vitamin D supplements during pregnancy, as a result of these findings.
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