Journal article

DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) dietary pattern and maternal blood pressure in pregnancy

AU Courtney, EC O'Brien, RK Crowley, AA Geraghty, MB Brady, MT Kilbane, PJ Twomey, MJ McKenna, FM McAuliffe

JOURNAL OF HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: High blood pressure (BP) in pregnancy is associated with significant adverse outcomes. In nonpregnant populations, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is associated with reductions in blood pressure. The present study investigated the relationship between the DASH dietary pattern and maternal BP in pregnancy. METHODS: This is an observational study of 511 women who participated in the ROLO study (Randomized cOntrol trial of LOw glycaemic index diet for the prevention of recurrence of macrosomia), 2007-2011, Dublin, Ireland. Auscultatory blood pressure, systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) measurements were taken. Mean arterial press..

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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest. The ROLO study was funded by the Health Research Board, Health Research Centre for Health and Diet Research, with additional financial support from the National Maternity Hospital Medical Fund. None of the funding sources had a role in the trial design or manuscript preparation.