Being born small for gestational age reduces white matter integrity in adulthood: a prospective cohort study

@article{Eikenes2012BeingBS,
  title={Being born small for gestational age reduces white matter integrity in adulthood: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Live Eikenes and Marit Petra Martinussen and Line Knutsen Lund and Gro C.C. L\ohaugen and Marit S{\ae}b\o Indredavik and Geir W Jacobsen and Jon Skranes and Ann-Mari Brubakk and Asta Kristine H{\aa}berg},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={72},
  pages={649-654}
}
Background:Being born small for gestational age (SGA) (birth weight <10th percentile) is connected to decreased white matter (WM) integrity in newborns and increased prevalence of psychiatric symptoms in adulthood. The aims of this study were to investigate whether being born SGA at term affects WM integrity in young adulthood and to explore possible relationships between fractional anisotropy (FA) and pre- and perinatal factors and cognitive and psychiatric outcomes in adulthood in SGA and… CONTINUE READING