Doubts cast on pre-eclampsia prophylaxis in women with diabetes

Evidence is emerging that low-dose aspirin may raise the risk of pre-eclampsia in these mothers-to-be, endocrinologists say
Clare Pain

Far from reducing the risk of pre-eclampsia, taking low-dose aspirin may raise risk of the condition in pregnant women with diabetes, Australian researchers report.

The findings have implications for guidelines recommending universal low-dose aspirin prophylaxis in pregestational diabetes, they say.