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Calcium intake by pregnant women reduces offspring's risk of high blood pressure

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.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by News 14 Carolina

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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

URL: http://rdu.news14.com/content/headlines/?ArID=61782&SecID=2

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