Canadian study links premature birth to low IQ and cerebral palsy

A new study published by Dr. Gregory Moore and his contemporaries at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa showed that babies who were born “extremely” prematurely were more prone to developmental problems between the ages of four to eight, such as significantly lower IQ, cerebral palsy, and impaired vision and hearing.

According to the research, babies that were born at 22 to 25 weeks of the gestation period were more likely to suffer from those symptoms. The doctors studied 738 children from Europe, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Moore said that when asked by parents about what they can expect when having a premature baby, the answers weren’t always positive.

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