Cuidado nutricional en la prevención de la preeclampsia: Una revisión sistemática

Translated title of the contribution: Nutritional care in the prevention of preeclampsia: A systematic review

Laura Alexandra Torres Villamil, Astrid Carolina Florez Rojas, Olga Lucía Pinzón Espitia, Paula Andrea Aguilera Otalvaro

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Background: The preeclampsia is one of the principal causes of morbidity and mortality in Colombian pregnant women, because of that it is necessary to investigate about the role of nutrition in the prevention of this disease base on results and conclusions of papers found on the systematic review done. Methods: A systematic review was performed on several different databases such as PubMed, Embase, Science Direct Freedom collection, Biblioteca Virtual de la Salud and Scielo, complemented with a search in gray literature. Data from different studies in which nutritional aspects related to PE prevention was collected. The quality of the articles was evaluated under the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines and finally a total of 28 articles were analyzed. Results: The evidence founded support the supplementation with vitamin D, calcium, folic acid, coenzyme Q and L-Arginine play an important role in the prevention of PE, since these participate in different process like the oxidative stress, the adequate implantation of the placenta, in other aspects. Conclusions: Care nutrition can have a possible relation in the prevention of preeclampsia, however, it is necessary to carry out complementary studies to confirm the existing information from the impact of nutrition.

Translated title of the contributionNutritional care in the prevention of preeclampsia: A systematic review
Original languageSpanish
JournalRevista Espanola de Nutricion Comunitaria
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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