New Hints on Preeclampsia Mechanism Revealed

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The system that regulates blood cholesterol goes into overdrive in women who are experiencing preeclampsia, according to results of a recent study.

Published in the Journal of Lipid Research, the study provides the latest clue into what may cause preeclampsia, a condition in which women experience elevated blood pressure and protein in the urine during pregnancy (Mistry HD, et al. J Lipid Research 2017; 58:1186–1195). It also adds to emerging evidence linking cardiovascular disease risk to malfunctioning in the body’s cholesterol flushing system.

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