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Women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Guidelines recommend that women diagnosed with HDP should be advised of their increased CVD risk, have regular blood pressure monitoring by their general practitioner (GP), and adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours. However, within...
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) affect 5–10% of pregnancies worldwide, and are an independent risk factor for CVD. A greater understanding of the rates of modifiable CVD risk factors in women with a history of HDP can inform CVD prevention priorities in...
Background and aims Over seven million women die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) annually. While lifestyle modification is recommended for CVD prevention, there are no systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of interventions targeted to women. The primary aim of this systematic review is to determine the efficacy of primary and secondary...
Cardiovascular disease, especially coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease, is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in women globally. The development of cardiometabolic conditions in pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes mellitus and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, portend an increased risk of future cardiovascular disease...
The maternal diet influences the long-term health status of both mother and offspring. The current study aimed to compare dietary intakes of pregnant women compared to food and nutrient recommendations in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE) and Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs). Usual dietary intake was assessed in a sample of women in the...