Clues discovered on preeclampsia

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Doctors have tried a host of supplements and drugs to stop preeclampsia, a dangerous complication of pregnancy. (WPVI)

Doctors have tried a host of supplements and drugs to stop preeclampsia, a dangerous complication of pregnancy.

But new research suggests the secret may lie in the body's own immune cells.

A University of Mississippi team found a variety of immune cells that gets altered as preeclampsia develops.

But removing those altered cells in lab animals cut high blood pressure and allowed a fetus to grow normally, two major effects of preeclampsia.

Right now, the only solution is early delivery.
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