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Pre-eclampsia complicates 2–8% of pregnancies and may have serious effects on
mother and child, which makes it an important threat to public health in both developed
and developing countries.
Key messages
􀃎 Pre-eclampsia could be a life threatening condition.
􀃎 The use of garlic should not be considered for preventing pre-eclampsia and its
complications because its effectiveness and safety was not confirmed.
􀃎 More studies are necessary to determine safety, effectiveness and adherence to
treatment with garlic for preventing pre-eclampsia and its complications.


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