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Preterm birth linked to asthma, wheeze in childhood
Preterm birth linked to asthma, wheeze in childhood (January 29, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From the Netherlands - According to research published in PLOS Medicine, preterm birth may raise risk of asthma, and wheezing disorders. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 30 studies, comprised of nearly 1.5 million children. Results showed that children born preterm were at 46% increased risk of developing asthma or wheezing disorder during childhood, while those born very preterm, or before 32 weeks gestation, were at 3x increased risk.
 
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