Fiber and Preeclampsia - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/18/08

Fiber and Preeclampsia

Pregnant women who eat a diet high in fiber may lower their risk of preeclampsia. Researchers from Seattle studied 1500 pregnant women. 

They found those who had the highest intake of fiber before and during their first trimester had a 2/3 lower risk of preeclampsia compared to women with low-fiber diets.  Preeclampsia affects roughly one in 15 pregnancies can be a danger to the mother and the baby.

Researchers say adding just two slices of whole grain bread a day can help by adding five grams of fiber to your diet.

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