As per new research, a diet rich in vegetables and fish is linked with a reduced risk of progressing high blood pressure and a connected condition called pre-eclampsia. These results were published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics. The findings also showed that a Western diet—which is rich in meat, potatoes, margarine, and white bread—increases the possibilities of developing these circumstances during pregnancy. The panel of scientists from the University of Bristol and Imperial College London reported that the women who are having a risk of developing these conditions and scheduling to conceive—or are already pregnant—to consume a well-balanced healthy diet to lower their risk.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects approximately 1 in 10 pregnancies. There are various types of hypertensive conditions that happen during pregnancy. The most normal is pre-existing high blood pressure that develops in pregnancy (known as gestational hypertension) and pre-eclampsia, which affects 2–8 in 100 women and arises from 20 Weeks of gestation. In the context to find out about the function of a mother’s diet in developing the risk of pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure, a team of scientists carried out a study of the dietary routines of pregnant women and their linked risks to these conditions.
Recently, Imperial College London was in news for developing a new material that can heal wound using the body’s in-built healing system. Researchers have designed a new bio-inspired material that networks with surrounding tissues to help in healing. Materials are broadly utilized to help in the healing of wounds. Collagen sponges aid in treating burns and pressure sores, whereas, scaffold-like implants are utilized to repair broken bones. But, the process of tissue repair modifies with time, so researchers are looking to biomaterials that act together with tissues as the healing takes place.