Effect of music by Mozart on energy expenditure in growing preterm infants.

  title={Effect of music by Mozart on energy expenditure in growing preterm infants.},
  author={Ronit Lubetzky and Francis Benjamin Mimouni and Shaul Dollberg and Ram Reifen and Gina Ashbel and Dror Mandel},
  volume={125 1},
OBJECTIVE The rate of weight gain in preterm infants who are exposed to music seems to improve. A potential mechanism could be increased metabolic efficiency; therefore, we conducted this study to test the hypothesis that music by Mozart reduces resting energy expenditure (REE) in growing healthy preterm infants. DESIGN. A prospective, randomized clinical trial with crossover was conducted in 20 healthy, appropriate-weight-for-gestational-age, gavage-fed preterm infants. Infants were randomly… CONTINUE READING
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