Scientists in a recent study have found why high-fat diet increases the risk of preeclampsia-like syndromes such as hypertension and proteinuria.
Simultaneously, metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 mRNA and protein expressions were upregulated in the rat hippocampus.
These findings indicate that increased expression of metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 promotes the occurrence of high-fat diet-induced preeclampsia in pregnant rats.
Therefore, the control of fat intake is significant for the prevention of pregnancy-induced eclampsia.
The study has been published in the Neural Regeneration Research.