ROLE OF NUTRITION IN THE PREVENTION OF PREECLAMPSIA

Review of the Literature

Authors

  • Vicky Newman MS, RD,

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      Welistart–San Diego Lactation Program, 4062 First Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.
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    • 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.

  • Judith T. Fullerton PhD, CMN

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    • Judith Fullerton, PhD. CNM, received her master's degree in maternity nursing and certificate in nurse-midwifery from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in health education (health administration) from Temple University. She is assistant dean, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing and associate professor of clinical family medicine, University of California, San Diego, where she directs a program of nurse-practitioner and nurse-midwifery studies.


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ABSTRACT

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.

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