Nutrient Deficiencies in Developing Countries

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Nutrient Deficiencies in Developing Countries

Postby denise » Tue May 24, 2005 08:01 pm

This article is mostly medical-eeze speak, but it has a mention of PE in it.

http://www.rednova.com/news/health/151563/micronutrient_deficiencies_in_early_pregnancy_are_common_concurrent_and_vary/

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Re : Nutrient Deficiencies in Developing Countries

Postby youtan » Wed May 25, 2005 02:49 pm

Ya I read this one too and I just want to describe the paper a little bit. If I'm reading correctly, this is a study describing the diets of pregnant women in developing countries. They detail the nutritical make-up of those diets and do not link this to any complication. Only in the introduction do they mention preeclampsia, and only as one possible health complication that might be related to nutrition.

The following quote is not a result of their study, but given as reason to detail the nutrition of 1st trimester patients.

"...maternal undernutrition may predispose a mother to poor health, including infection, preeclampsia/eclampsia, and adverse pregnancy outcomes such as premature birth and intrauterine growth retardation (1,2)."

So, from my understanding of this technically written paper - they are not linking poor nutrition to preeclampsia.

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Re : Nutrient Deficiencies in Developing Countries

Postby denise » Wed May 25, 2005 02:53 pm

That was my understanding as well. Since we have information posted on the main website about other countries and their PE rates, I thought this was an article to share. It is interesting to see how other countries view pregnancy, and the complications that can arise with it.

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Re : Nutrient Deficiencies in Developing Countries

Postby josiah1112 » Wed May 25, 2005 05:16 pm

I had visited a doctor in New York and he mentioned that he
did his internship in his native country of the Dominican Republic.
His thesis had to do with preeclampsia. He shared that he had seen so many placentas with infarcts. He also mentioned that most of the women who got preeclampsia were poor and therefore from the lower
socioeconomic background. His conclusion? No conclusion! It goes
to show you how odd this disease is.

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Re : Nutrient Deficiencies in Developing Countries

Postby denise » Wed May 25, 2005 07:15 pm

Very true, it's unfortunate that this disease is such a mystery.

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