Recent Study Finds Why High-fat Diet Increases Pre-eclampsia Risk

by Sheela Philomena on  August 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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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.
 Recent Study Finds Why High-fat Diet Increases Pre-eclampsia Risk
Recent Study Finds Why High-fat Diet Increases Pre-eclampsia Risk
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These findings indicate that increased expression of metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 promotes the occurrence of high-fat diet-induced preeclampsia in pregnant rats.

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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.

Source: ANI
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