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How can eating fiber lower the risk of preeclampsia?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Fiber, along with plenty of water, can lessen your constipation and may even decrease your risk of preeclampsia. Some research suggests that eating 25 gm of fiber a day, including 100-percent whole grains, can reduce the risk of preeclampsia by up to 70 percent. More studies are needed to substantiate these findings.
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