Adults Born With Very Low Birth Weight Have Decreased Bone Mineral Density

by Aruna on  August 26, 2009 at 2:18 PM Research News
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Adults Born With Very Low Birth Weight Have Decreased Bone Mineral Density
Studies say that decreased bone mineral density in adults born with very low birth weight.

In a study published this week in the open-access medical journal, PLoS Medicine, Petteri Hovi and colleagues from the National Institute for Health and Welfare Helsinki, Finland evaluated skeletal health in 144 adults (ages ranging from 18 to 27 years) who were born preterm with very low birth weight.

They show that as adults these individuals have significantly lower bone mineral density than do their term-born peers and suggest that this finding translates into increased risk for osteoporosis in adulthood for these individuals.

Source: Eurekalert
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