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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

ACE inhibitors and ARBs linked to serious birth defects

This post includes a synopsis on a study published in Early Human Development Volume 82, Issue 1, Pages 23-28 (January 2006) and a recipe for a fried egg.

Study title and authors:
Fetopathy associated with exposure to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor antagonists
Albert Quan
Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9063, USA

This paper can be accessed at:

Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) both control high blood pressure.
Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your HealthAngiotensin receptor blockers include:
•candesartan (Atacand)
•eprosartan (Teveten)
•irbesartan (Avapro)
•telmisartan (Micardis)
•valsartan (Diovan)
•losartan (Cozaar)
•olmesartan (Benicar)

Quan reports that the use of ACE inhibitors and ARBs in pregnant women revealed serious side effects on fetal development including kidney failure, kidneys not developing correctly, low blood pressure, fetal urinary tract malformations, incomplete development of the lungs and underdeveloped skull cap.

Quan recommends that angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers should be avoided in all pregnant women.

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Recipe of the day
                                                                                                                              Food Mall: Eggs
3 Dozen Fresh Farm EggsFried Egg
1 egg
1tb butter

Melt butter in a heavy skillet over a medium flame and crack the egg into the pan.

Cover with a lid and cook gently for several minutes until the white becomes firm and the yolk somewhat thickened.

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