Study Shows Increased Birth Defects Risk For Premature Babies

May 22, 2008

A new study has shown that premature babies face an increased risk of developing birth control defects compared directly to babies who were born full-term...New York (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that premature babies face an increased risk of developing birth control defects compared directly to babies who were born full-term.

The study was carried out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

They studied around 7 million babies who were born from 1995 to 2000, tracking their births, any defects, etc.

They found that premature babies born between 24 and 31 weeks were 5 times more likely than full-term infants to have birth defects.

The most common birth defects had to do with the central nervous system, and cardiovascular problems.

The cause of these birth defects and the risks is unknown.


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