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Oct. 4, 2010

'Iowa Insights' podcast: Could a chocolate a day keep preeclampsia at bay?

Chocolate probably isn’t the first food that comes to mind when creating a healthful prenatal diet, but a recent study from the University of Iowa and Yale University found that regular consumption of the sweet treat is associated with a reduced risk of preeclampsia, a serious disorder that occurs in 4 to 5 percent of all pregnancies in the United States.

This month’s edition of the “Iowa Insights” features the lead author of the study, UI professor of epidemiology Audrey Saftlas.

“Iowa Insights" is a monthly audio magazine featuring interviews with some of the world's leading thinkers, researchers and teachers. The podcast is a collaborative project of the UI Office of University Relations and the Center for Media Production. This episode was produced by Anne Kapler and Nick Tomlonovic.

To listen to October’s podcast, click here: For more information or to subscribe to the podcast, visit

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