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Effect of l-Arginine Supplementation on Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women: A Meta-Analysis of Placebo-Controlled Trials.
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PMID:  22957482     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Objective. A meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials was conducted to evaluate the effect of l-arginine supplementation on blood pressure (BP) in pregnancy. Methods. Trials were searched in PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library. A total of five trials were included in the meta-analysis. Results. l-Arginine supplementation exhibited a mean decrease of 3.07 mmHg (p = 0.004) for diastolic blood pressure and a mean increase of 1.23 weeks (p = 0.002) for gestation age at delivery in pregnancy, but did not reduce systolic BP (p = 0.19) as compared to placebo. Conclusion. l-Arginine supplementation had a significant effect of lowering diastolic blood pressure and prolonging gestation age in pregnancy.
Authors:
Qing Zhu; Xin Yue; Qing-Yin Tian; Gaowa Saren; Ming-Hui Wu; Yun Zhang; Tong-Tao Liu
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hypertension in pregnancy : official journal of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-6065     ISO Abbreviation:  Hypertens Pregnancy     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421297     Medline TA:  Hypertens Pregnancy     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Chinese Ministry of Education and Chinese Ministry of Public Health , Jinan , PR China.
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