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Metabolic syndrome increases risk of pregnancy complications

Research led by the University of Adelaide shows that metabolic syndrome in pregnant women increases their risk for pregnancy complications including preeclampsia and gestational diabetes by 2-4 times. Published in the journal PLOS Medicine the research assessed maternal metabolic health at 15 weeks’ gestation in 5530 women in the international SCOPE Study based at the… Read More »

Women with HIV have significantly increased risk of missed menstrual periods

Women living with HIV a significantly higher risk of the menstrual disorder amenorrhea (missing three of more consecutive periods), according to a meta-analysis published in the online edition of AIDS. Infection with HIV was associated with a 70% increase in the risk of amenorrhea, and low body mass index (BMI) emerged as a possible risk… Read More »

Risk Of Premature Birth Is Reduced With Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Researchers have found a reduction in premature birth risk with an increased intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids intake while pregnant. With approximately 15 million babies born too early annually, premature birth is a major global health concern. Premature birth is the number 1 cause of death for under 5 year old children worldwide,… Read More »