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Study: Plant-Based Diets Could Reduce Risk of Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy

A recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology sheds light on the potential impact of plant-based diets on reducing the risk of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. The research, conducted over nearly two decades, followed 11,459 women and observed a total of 16,780 pregnancies, offering valuable insights into the relationship between diet and pregnancy outcomes. The study aimed to determine whether adhering to plant-based diets before and during pregnancy could influence the risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension. The researchers hypothesized that women who followed predominantly plant-based diets would have a reduced risk of developing these conditions. The dietary choices of the participants were re-assessed every four years, and this data was used to assign a …