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Preterm babies face metabolic challenges later in life

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.334.7603.1081-a (Published 24 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1081

For babies born at term, low birth weight is associated with metabolic disadvantages that can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease later in life. Researchers now confirm that premature babies with very low birth weight face the same …

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