Low Birthweight in Newborns: Study Findings
A UCLA study led by Dr. Carla Janzen, associate professor of OBGYN and Dr. Sherin Devaskar, Mattel Executive Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, reveals findings that link high levels of protein that protects placenta from cell damage to low birthweight in newborns. The finding may help researchers unravel the reasons that low-birthweight babies face a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease as adults.
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