Health Risks of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy - WBAY

Health Risks of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

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New research shows women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy are at greater risk for certain health problems later in life.

This study found women with high BP readings during pregnancy had a greater risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes as they got older.

The study found the risk was higher even for women who had only one or two high blood pressure readings during pregnancy and for women who were otherwise considered low-risk -- those who were normal weight, young, and non-smokers.

Researchers say these women may benefit from their doctors doing heart disease risk factor checks after their pregnancies are over.

 


 

New research shows if you take Vitamin D supplements, you may not be getting the amount the label says.

Researchers in Oregon tested 55 bottles of dietary supplements. They found the amount of Vitamin D in the tested pills ranged from only nine percent to 146 percent of the amount on the label.

The supplement industry is not strictly regulated, and the FDA is considering new safety guidelines.

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