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Vigorous exercise can lower a woman’s risk of
developing pregnancy-induced hypertension, or preeclampsia, a complication that
affects up to 8 percent of pregnancies. But a new study suggests an even
simpler tactic: stretching.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill assigned 79 pregnant women with a previous preeclampsia diagnosis
and a sedentary lifestyle to either a walking or a stretching regimen. Almost
15 percent of the walkers developed preeclampsia compared with less than 3
percent of the stretchers. It’s not that walking doesn’t help, the researchers
say. But stretching may be especially good because it releases more of a
special kind of protein called transferrin, which protects against stress on