Vicky Newman, MS, RD, is director of the Prenatal Nutrition Project in the Department of Reproductive Medicine and an assistant clinical professor in the Deportments of Reproductive Medicine and Community/Family Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. She is also the nutritionist at Wellstart–San Diego Lactation Program, an international training program for breastfeeding promotion. She received her master's degree in foods and nutrition from San Diego State University in 1974 and became a registered dietitian (R.D.) in 1976.
ROLE OF NUTRITION IN THE PREVENTION OF PREECLAMPSIA
Review of the Literature
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1990 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 35, Issue 5, pages 282–291, September-October 1990
How to Cite
Newman, V. and Fullerton, J. T. (1990), ROLE OF NUTRITION IN THE PREVENTION OF PREECLAMPSIA. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 35: 282–291. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(90)90081-F
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
Preeclampsia has been called a disease of theories. One theory proposes a complex relationship between nutritional imbalance and the pathophysiology of this disease. The theoretical importance of selected nutrients is considered through reference to several recent basic research studies and clinical trials. With the clinical prevention of preeclampsia as a focus, suggestions for outpatient nutritional counseling, dietary alteration, and nutrient supplementation will be offered.