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Early term babies are at greater risk for diabetes and obesity-related diseases

20:00 EDT 6 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 'We found that hospitalizations up to the age of 18 involving endocrine and metabolic morbidity were found to be more common in the early-term group as compared with the full-term group, especially at ages five and older,' says Prof. Eyal Sheiner, M.D., Ph.D., a vice dean of the BGU Faculty of Health Sciences (FOHS) and head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Soroka University Medical Center. What's more, 'Obesity was significantly more frequent among the early term.'

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