By Robert Preidt
For women who are trying to get pregnant, there is no evidence that taking antioxidant supplements will improve their chances, a new review shows.
Researchers analyzed data from 28 clinical trials that included a total of 3,548 women attending fertility clinics. Women who took antioxidant supplements were no more likely to become pregnant than those who took an inactive placebo or received standard treatment, including folic acid.
The findings were published Aug. 5 in The Cochrane Library.