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  2. Mar 1, 2024

Fruits and Vegetables Reduce Risk of Preeclampsia

A study of pregnant Hispanic women has found that plant-based eating patterns may help prevent preeclampsia. An analysis of 451 diet records showed that “healthy” omnivorous diets did not significantly impact preeclampsia risk, but diets that were high in vegetables and fruits and low in saturated fats significantly reduced risk.


Maldonado L, Bastain T, Toledo-Corral C, et al. Maternal dietary patterns during pregnancy are linked to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy among a predominantly low‐income US Hispanic/Latina pregnancy cohort. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024;0:e029848. doi:10.1161/JAHA.123.029848

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