Effects of being born small for gestational age on long-term intellectual performance.

@article{Lundgren2008EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of being born small for gestational age on long-term intellectual performance.},
  author={Ester Maria Lundgren and Torsten Tuvemo},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={477-88}
}
Size at birth has been associated repeatedly with increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality later in life. However, there is accumulating evidence to suggest an association between being born small for gestational age (SGA) and increased risk of lower intelligence, poor academic performance, low social competence and behavioural problems, compared with individuals born appropriate for gestational age. Crude neurological handicaps, such as cerebral palsy, are extremely rare in… CONTINUE READING