Pink Sheet is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Calcium & preeclampsia

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Daily supplementation with calcium does not prevent preeclampsia, but can reduce its severity, maternal morbidity and neonatal mortality, a study published in the March American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology finds. Sponsored by the World Health Organization, the study evaluated 8,325 women before their 20th week of pregnancy. All participants had a low dietary calcium intake of under 600 mg/day, less than half the recommended value during pregnancy. Of the group, 4,157 took 1.5 g calcium/day and 4,168 were assigned placebo for the duration of their pregnancy. Jose Villar, MD, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, et al., looked primarily at preeclampsia and preterm delivery, and secondarily at severe morbidity and maternal and neonatal mortality rates. Though no statistical difference was noted in the incidence of preeclampsia in the supplemental group, the "severe preeclamptic complications index" and "severe maternal morbidity and mortality index" was significantly lower, Villar et al. note...
Advertisement

Topics

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

PS099187

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel