A new study finds that pregnant women who regularly consume milk or yogurt with the bacteria content of ‘good’ (probiotics) are less likely suffer from complications of pregnancy known as preeclampsia end.
Preeclampsia occurs when pregnant women have a sudden increase in blood pressure after pregnancy reaches 20 weeks. The signs that appear there is usually a protein in the urine and swelling of the face and hands.
This disorder probably affects about 5 percent of all pregnant women and can be dangerous if not addressed, because pregnant women can cause seizures or even coma.
In this study researchers analyzed more than 33,000 Norwegian women and comparing pregnant women who consume probiotics with a no. After taking into account other factors like weight, education and smoking habits, the consumption of probiotics can reduce the risk of preeclampsia 20 percent lower.
“The results of this study provide a correlation between the intake of probiotics with a higher risk or lower risk of preeclampsia, hanrus therefore be further investigated,” said Dr. Bo Jacobsson of the Institute of Public Health in Oslo, as quoted by Reuters on Friday (16 / 9 / 2011).
Consuming probiotics in pregnant women fairly safe, so clinical trials could test whether women who consume probiotics so have a lower risk of preeclampsia. To be sure must be done with probiotic capsules containing a number of bacteria that can be compared through food.
In theory, probiotics can influence the risk of preeclampsia by enhancing the immune system. The results of this study was dilaprokan in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
But until now no one knows the best way to prevent preeclampsia, so experts urge pregnant women to conduct routine checks on a regular basis. If something goes wrong then the doctor can immediately take action, because having a baby early is the only cure for preeclampsia.
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