Preterm Babies Are At Greater Risk of Having Health Problems

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Preterm Babies Are At Greater Risk of Having Health Problems

As per a recent research, it has been that babies, who are born early that normal gestation period, are at risk of poor health. The study which has been taken out by researchers from the University of Leicester and the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford has broken one of the biggest myths revolving around the early birth.

Earlier, doctors were of the view that health complications can arise even in normal babies and it has no connection with the babies who are born premature. However, the research has proved that babies, who are born even two weeks early, are at great risk of developing diseases, like asthma.

In order to reach at the above conclusion, the study researchers assessed 14,000 British children, who were born preterm like between 32 to 36 weeks. The health of preterm babies was then compared with the babies, who were born two weeks early like 37 to 38 weeks.

After assessing both the groups, the study researchers concluded the earlier a child is born, more health complications he has to face. Some of the common health problems he has to face are respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders.

Experts said that they are not denying the fact that even a child, who is born between 37 to 38 weeks, can develop health problems. Their point is that children, who are born quite early, are at greater risk of developing health problem in comparison to other babies.

“The advantage of this study, however, is its scale in terms of the number of children whose asthma development compared to their gestational age has been measured, and the fact that it has looked at babies who are born just a few weeks prematurely”, said Leanne Metcalf, who is Assistant Director of research at Asthma UK.


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