by youtan (1592 Posts), 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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