Cholesterol drugs could reduce c-section risk

June 17, 2008 2:48:32 PM PDT
Cholesterol lowering medication may also help lessen the risk of emergency c-sections. A study of some 4,000 women finds high cholesterol levels may weaken contractions during labor resulting in the need for a c-section.

Statins, which are used to bring cholesterol levels down, could be given to women several months before their due date.

Research from the University of Liverpool believe the statins would be most beneficial to women who were extremely over weight during pregnancy .

More research is needed to determine if limiting cholesterol levels may have an affect on the fetus.


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