Vitamin E is found in a variety of foods. It is required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It works as an antioxidant, which means it helps to slow down processes that damage cells.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that pregnant women in Bangladesh with low levels of the most common form of vitamin E are nearly twice as likely to have a miscarriage than those with adequate levels of the vitamin in their blood.
Sources and more information
- Vitamin E Deficiency Linked to Greater Risk of Miscarriage Among Poor Women, jhsph news, December 3, 2014.
- First trimester plasma tocopherols are associated with risk of miscarriage in rural Bangladesh, ajcn nutrition, November 26, 2014.