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Pre-eclampsia and diet

Women with PCOS tend to have higher risk pregancies. A risk that is pretty well acknowledged is gestational diabetes. However, the rate of pre-eclampsia is also higher in cysters. Did you know diet can help you reduce your risk?

Researchers analyzed the diets of women with pre-eclampsia and gestational hypertension to see if any specific nutrients were correlated with these problems. The specific nutrients they looked at were: calcium, omega-3 and omega-6-6 fatty acids, trans fatty acids, magnesium, folate, and vitamins C, D, and E. There was a slight reduction in risk of pre-eclampsia in women with a higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA and EPA, are two essential items you should include in your"Healthy Pre-pregnancy, Pregnancy, and Nursing Toolbox".

Boomsma CM, Eijkemans MJ, Hughes EG, Visser GH, Fauser BC, Macklon NS. A meta-analysis of pregnancy outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Hum Reprod Update. 2006 Nov-Dec;12(6):673-83.

Oken E, Ning Y, Rifas Shiman SL, Rich Edwards JW, Olsen SF, Gillman MW. Diet during pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia or gestational hypertension. Ann Epidemiol 2007 Sep;17(9):663-8.

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