by caryn (10171 Posts), Mon Nov 09, 2009 08:05 pm
There's [url="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11262466?dopt=Abstract"]no confirmed link with diet[/url] whatsoever. :-)
After adjustment for baseline risks, none of the 28 nutritional factors analyzed were significantly related to either preeclampsia or pregnancy-associated hypertension.
Every once in a while a small pilot study will pop up, where the sample population is very small, and they'll think they might have found a correlation. So far those always wash out in the bigger studies, and the odds are that they're finding a correlation in the smaller studies because they have such a small population. If they only test 30 women, and PE only happens in one of 20 pregnancies... then the chance that they actually found some sort of correlation with diet is extraordinarily small.
Protein C is a chemical manufactured by the body in the clotting cascade, and you're right -- it's no relation to dietary protein.