Aspirin may prevent preeclampsia: study

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There’s a new recommendation for women prone to preeclampsia, a dangerous disorder during pregnancy that causes high blood pressure and too much protein in the urine.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending those who are at high risk, take a low dose of aspirin after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Doctors say it lowers the risk of preeclampsia by 24 percent, and the risk of preterm birth by 14 percent.

Preeclampsia is the leading cause of death in pregnant women.

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