Most Women Don't Need Vitamin A Pills: University College London Study  
5/18/2011 7:05:17 AM

A new study from Bangladesh has experts concluding that most of the world's women don't need vitamin A supplements. In the developing Asian nation, giving vitamin A supplements to pregnant women in the rural north didn't cut down on their chance of pregnancy-related death, or on infant deaths, according to a new study. Still, the researchers say making sure pregnant women get enough vitamin A through diet or supplements is "an important public health goal" for other reasons. But experts debate whether vitamin A supplements are helpful.