How Preeclampsia Could Help Cure Cancer

Pregnant women sitting on table in hospital gown

This scary condition could have a silver lining.

It goes without saying nobody wants preeclampsia. While most moms-to-be who develop this condition, characterized by high blood pressure, have totally healthy babies, it can lead to some scary complications if left untreated, from premature labor to seizures. Still, we want to reinforce that a preeclampsia diagnosis is not the end of the world. In fact, a new study may have identified one positive long term side effect for moms: a lower risk of breast cancer. A significantly lower risk.

Part of the California Teachers Study, this new research shows that women with a history of preeclampsia have…

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