More manganese lowers preeclampsia risk in pregnancy


Increasing your manganese levels could be a way of helping to prevent preeclampsia in pregnancy. — AFP

New research has found that women who have lower levels of the essential mineral manganese during early pregnancy may have a higher risk of developing preeclampsia.

Led by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland, United States, the new study looked at 1,312 women who had their blood taken in the first trimester of pregnancy to measure their levels of manganese, before being followed to see who developed preeclampsia, a serious high blood pressure syndrome.

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