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What is the scientific evidence of what causes sids?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: SIDS
Sids still remains largely a mystery.
In recent years, some of the new findings include: some of it is genetic and runs in families; some of it is clearly due to parental intentional injury; some of it is accidental--either a parent lying on the infant while asleep, or by bedding; there was a large reduction in sids events when md groups campaigned to have babies lie on their back for sleep.

In brief: SIDS
Sids still remains largely a mystery.
In recent years, some of the new findings include: some of it is genetic and runs in families; some of it is clearly due to parental intentional injury; some of it is accidental--either a parent lying on the infant while asleep, or by bedding; there was a large reduction in sids events when md groups campaigned to have babies lie on their back for sleep.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
In brief: Brain Stem Problem
The latest research focuses on the brainstem as a potential cause of an abnormal breathing response when more oxygen is necessary.
The hippocampus may have an abnormal " dentate gyrus" is some babies which may play a role in abnormal breathing recovery. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=185460

In brief: Brain Stem Problem
The latest research focuses on the brainstem as a potential cause of an abnormal breathing response when more oxygen is necessary.
The hippocampus may have an abnormal " dentate gyrus" is some babies which may play a role in abnormal breathing recovery. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=185460
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Thank
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