Pregnancy-induced hypertension and low birth weight in magnesium-deficient ewes.


The fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality from the hypertensive disease states of pregnancy is a major problem. While much is known about the syndrome, the cause has been elusive. The ewe was chosen to test a hypothesis that depletion of magnesium may be involved. Twelve Finnish ewes were subjected to low magnesium diets with half given magnesium in… (More)


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