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Low birth weight not connected to asthma
Low birth weight not connected to asthma

(January 18, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Minnesota – A new report published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology finds that low birth weight is not associated with risk of asthma. Researchers studied nearly 4,000 children born with a normal birth weight, as well as nearly 200 children with a low birth weight. All of the children were born between 1976 and 1979. Results showed that 6.7% of children with a low birth weight developed asthma, and that 5.4% of the children of a normal birth weight developed asthma—a difference that is not statistically significant.

 
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