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Vitamin B2 Deficiency Linked With Pre-Eclampsia

Monday, 24 November 2008 19:51
Expectant mothers who don't get enough riboflavin (B2) are at an increased risk of pre-eclampsia, researchers report. Investigators tested 154 pregnant women who were at an elevated risk of developing pre-eclampsia. In total, 33.8% of subjects were deficient in the B vitamin. Overall, 28.8% of those with the deficiency developed pre-eclampsia, compared with 7.8% of mothers who did not lack riboflavin.

Wacker J, Fruhauf J, Schulz M, Chiwora FM, Volz J, Becker K   Riboflavin deficiency and preeclampsia   Obstet Gynecol 2000 (Jul);   96 (1):   38-44