Low dose aspirin can cut risk of preeclampsia in pregnant women

Giving pregnant women a low dose of aspirin daily after 12 weeks of pregnancy reduces the risk of developing preeclampsia - study. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

Giving pregnant women a low dose of aspirin daily after 12 weeks of pregnancy reduces the risk of developing preeclampsia, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In a study, women who had been identified as being at high risk for preterm preeclampsia, during screening in the first trimester, were given a dose of 150 mg of aspirin every day, starting from 11 to 14 weeks of gestation, until 36 weeks of gestation.

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