4/22/2004

Black women with pregnancy-induced high blood pressure have higher levels of the amino acid homocysteine in their blood than white women, which may explain why they have higher rates of preeclampsia, a new study says. The research also found lower levels of folic acid in pregnant black women's blood than in pregnant white women and they speculate that diet may play a role, because diets low in folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 are linked to high homocysteine levels.

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