Medical News Summary: Calcium intake by pregnant women reduces offspring’s risk of high blood pressure


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About: Calcium intake by pregnant women reduces offspring’s risk of high blood pressure
Date: 7 January 2005
Source: News 14 Carolina
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by News 14 Carolina): Research by a cardiologist indicates that calcium supplements taken by women during pregnancy results in reduced blood pressure in the resulting 6 month old infant. Higher infant blood pressure has previously been shown to correlate to higher blood pressure later in life which can increase the risk of heart failure or stroke. 1,200 milligrams of calcium each day is recommended for pregnant women.
URL: http://rdu.news14.com/content/headlines/?ArID=61782&SecID=2
Related Disease Topics: Calcium deficiency, Pregnancy, High blood pressure, Stroke

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