Premature infants at risk for diabetes and obesity

by Annalisa Lista - 2017.08.10
Premature infants at risk for diabetes and obesity
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Premature infants are at higher risk for diabetes and obesity. At least, that is what a recent study undertaken by Israel’s Ben Gurion University has revealed. They monitored a group of infants up until their 18th year in order to determine the impact pre-term birth had on their health. The study results confirmed that those who had been born between the 37th and 39th week of gestatin had demonsrated more metabolic alterations, which placed them at greater rik of obesity and/or diabetes. Two possible reasons were offered by the authors: first, incomplete hormonal development, and second, an endocrine dysfunction that might well be the cause for the premature birth in the first place.
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