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Pregnant? What you should know about preterm birth

(BPT) – Not long after the joy of discovering you’re pregnant, the worries set in. You may think you know all the threats – Zika virus, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes – and take appropriate steps to minimize them. But what do you know about one of the most common pregnancy complications – preterm birth? About one […]

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Preterm, low birth-weight babies may need new hips in adulthood

Researchers from Australia report that low birth weight and preterm birth are linked to increased risk for osteoarthritis (OA)-related hip replacements in adulthood. Findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that low birth weight and pre-term babies were not at greater risk of knee arthroplasty due to […]

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Obesity before pregnancy linked to earliest preterm births, study finds

Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby, according to a new study of nearly 1 million California births. The findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine provide important clues as to what triggers extremely preterm births, specifically those that occur prior to 28 […]

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Poor Diet Before Pregnancy Linked with Preterm Birth

University of Adelaide research has for the first time confirmed that women who eat a poor diet before they become pregnant are around 50% more likely to have a preterm birth than those on a healthy diet. Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute investigated the dietary patterns of more than 300 South […]

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Healthy Eating May Reduce the Risk of Preterm Delivery

In the study, which was conducted by researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the participants completed a scientifically evaluated questionnaire about what they had been eating and drinking since becoming pregnant. The researchers also had access to information about the women’s general lifestyle e.g. level […]

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Mother’s diet linked to premature birth: fruits, vegetables linked to reduced risk of preterm delivery

Pregnant women who eat a “prudent” diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and who drink water have a significantly reduced risk of preterm delivery, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. A “traditional” dietary pattern of boiled potatoes, fish and cooked vegetables was also linked to a significantly lower risk. Although these findings cannot […]

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