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Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy, according to a study

The Mediterranean diet is a type of diet based on the traditional cuisine of Greece, Italy, and other countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The diet proposes a simple plant-based diet and moderate portions of meat.

focuses on each consonant Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nutsputting a lot of emphasis on extra virgin olive oilA type of healthy monounsaturated fat.

in future 360 We already told you about its benefits, but now a new study conducted on more than 7,000 American women has revealed that pregnant women who follow this type of diet are less likely to have any complications during pregnancy. The risk of occurrence decreases.

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Las complications or adverse pregnancy outcomes (APO, for its abbreviation in English), there are a range of problems that are considered risk factors for women’s health during and after this stage:

“With evidence of a dose-response association, greater adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern is associated with a lower risk of APO. Intervention studies are needed to assess whether dietary modification around the time of pregnancy can reduce APO,” the research states. and that subsequent associations may reduce the risk of future development of cardiovascular disease risk factors (…).

Findings show a greater than 20% reduction for any pregnancy complication. While the risk reduction for preeclampsia, eclampsia, as well as gestational diabetes was 28% and 37%, respectively. The benefits were greatest among pregnant people age 35 and older.

The study was published in JAMA Network Open Journal,

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