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Mothers of preemies face increased heart disease risk

(Reuters Health) - Women who have premature babies are more likely than other mothers to develop heart disease later in life, even if they didn't have any risk factors for cardiovascular problems before pregnancy, a recent study suggests. Pregnancy normally lasts about 40 weeks, and babies born after 37 weeks are considered full term.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
I feel the stress of the premature delivery coupled with on-going problems of rising a premature child is the underlying cause of this increased risk of heart disease. I also feel the best way to address the problems for both the mother and child will be the use of high-dose fish oil. It’ll reduce stress and improve heart health for the mother and aid the building of young child’s neural networks that’s compromised by a premature birth.

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