The risk of developing gestational hypertension decreases with additional folic acid

The risk of developing gestational hypertension decreases with additional folic acidThe risk of developing gestational hypertension decreases with additional folic acid The risk of developing gestational hypertension decreases with extra folic acid, reported in the November issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. This is the conclusion of Dr. Sonia Hernandez-Diaz and her colleagues from the School of Public Health Boston University (Massachusetts). They studied the relationship between the intake of folate and gestational hypertension (GH) at 2100 participants Slone Epidemiology Center Birth Defects Study, birth of children without birth defects. 6 months after childbirth clarified some of the socio-economic and health characteristics, including the development of hypertension with preeclampsia or without it, as well as taking multivitamins. Using Cox regression models were estimated standardized relative risks). About the development of the BIENNIUM reported 204 women (9.7%). Of these, 47 (2.2%) developed preeclampsia, and 157 (7.5%) v no. Among taking folic acid GG was found in 9.2% of cases, compared to 12.9% among those not receiving voltagewise supplements women; standardized relative risk of 0.61. "After a month of folic acid reduced the likelihood of BIENNIUM: relative risk 0.55," said Dr. Hernandez-Diaz and her colleagues. Vitamins E and a similar protective effect did not possess. Source: solvay-pharma.ru.



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