Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 29th, 1996
Dr. Calvin J. Hobel and his colleagues at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles studied 18 women in the late second and early third trimester, who served as their own controls (Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996;174:1734-1741). The investigators assessed cardiovascular status by means of thoracic electrical bioimpedance, a noninvasive technique, before and after the women wore thigh-high support stockings for at least 12 hours a day for one week.
Hobel's team also measured urinary catecholamines because, he explained, "...the cardiovascular response to circulating...
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