According to study findings published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, daily supplements of calcium might be able to reduce serious complications during pregnancy.
In the study of over 8,000 pregnant women, researchers randomly assigned the women a daily supplement of 1.5 grams of calcium or a placebo.
Researchers found the incidence of severe gestational hypertension and other severe complications were significantly lower in the women who received the supplement. Another important result was that general survival rates of babies increased by 30 percent in the supplement group. However, calcium was not found to impact on the risk of preeclampsia in the expectant mothers.
Researchers claim that the results of the study support the implementation of calcium supplements for calcium deficit women.
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