Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy (HDPs) are one of the main causes of maternal death worldwide, particularly complications of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. Although etiology remains unclear, specific nutrients have been proposed as contributing to the pathophysiology of the disease. Both over-and under-nutrition intervene in processes of oxidative stress and inflammation, favoring the development of HDPs. Current data suggest that calcium supplementation in populations with low calcium intake and at risk of developing HDPs could be beneficial. Supplementation with some micronutrients and minerals are promising nutritional strategies for the prevention of HDPs, but further large studies are needed to confirm their efficacy.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume 1-4, Fourth Edition|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2023|
- Nutritional factors