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FACT is an international study to evaluate whether a high dose of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy is beneficial as a new prevention strategy for managing women at risk of developing preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia (high blood pressure and protein in the urine that develops in pregnancy) is a complication of pregnancy which affects at least 5% of all pregnancies worldwide. It is a leading cause of maternal health complications during pregnancy and delivery. Recent research has shown that women who have preeclampsia during pregnancy are more likely to be at risk for future cardiovascular events later in life.
Presently, the only effective treatment for preeclampsia is for a woman to deliver her unborn baby. Because delivery may be required earlier than the expected date; preeclampsia is also one of the leading causes of preterm birth, which puts these babies at increased risk of serious health problems.
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