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Is there any corrlational research on low birth weight and later life diseases states.?

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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
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In brief: Depends

Premature infants are LBW (low birth weight).
So are some other gestational age infants that did not achieve full growth potential. Depending on the severity of growth restriction (called SGA-small for gestational age), they may have no, small, or moderate learning disabilities. Depending on the severity of premature complications-they may have psychomotor, cognitive, or learning disabilities.

In brief: Depends

Premature infants are LBW (low birth weight).
So are some other gestational age infants that did not achieve full growth potential. Depending on the severity of growth restriction (called SGA-small for gestational age), they may have no, small, or moderate learning disabilities. Depending on the severity of premature complications-they may have psychomotor, cognitive, or learning disabilities.
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