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Metabolic test may predict pregnant women at risk for preeclampsia
USA Today

Women can be vulnerable to sudden, sometimes dangerous spikes in blood pressure during pregnancy, part of a condition called preeclampsia. And now scientists say they’ve developed a high-tech method to predict which women are most prone to preeclampsia in late pregnancy — long before symptoms arise. The approach relies on so-called “metabolic profiling” to track telltale metabolites found in blood plasma. The researchers say these changes could be key indicators for preeclampsia risk.

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