Chocolate consumption in pregnancy and reduced likelihood of preeclampsia.

@article{Triche2008ChocolateCI,
  title={Chocolate consumption in pregnancy and reduced likelihood of preeclampsia.},
  author={Elizabeth W. Triche and Laura M. Grosso and Kathleen Belanger and Amy S. Darefsky and Neal L. Benowitz and Michael B. Bracken},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={459-64}
}
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia is a major pregnancy complication with cardiovascular manifestations. Recent studies suggest that chocolate consumption may benefit cardiovascular health. METHODS We studied the association of chocolate consumption with risk of preeclampsia in a prospective cohort study of 2291 pregnant women who delivered a singleton livebirth between September 1996 and January 2000. Chocolate consumption was measured by self report in the first and third trimesters, and by umbilical… CONTINUE READING
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