Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have published in JAMA their new findings suggesting that adherence to a Mediterranean diet may lower the risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy.
Nearly 8,000 women took part in the study. The data analyses for the cohort study took place between June 2021 and April 2022.
According to the study’s authors, “This cohort study suggests that greater adherence to a Mediterranean diet pattern is associated with lower risk of APOs, with evidence of a dose-response association.”
“Intervention studies are needed to assess whether dietary modification around the time of conception can reduce risk of APOs and their downstream associations with future development of cardiovascular disease risk factors and overt disease.”
Overall, the results of the study warrants further investigation of the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet.