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Letters Hypertension of pregnancy

Why no calcium?

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 22 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5167
  1. Laurence Wood, obstetrician1
  1. 1University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  1. laurence.wood{at}

    Guidance on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) says that evidence for the preventive effect of calcium supplementation is “conflicting and confusing.”1 A cynic might say that this was a handy conclusion if your department’s future funding depends on …

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