Short adult stature and overweight are associated with poor intellectual performance in subjects born preterm.

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BACKGROUND/AIMS To study the association between preterm birth and adult intellectual performance, with special emphasis on the influence of postnatal growth. METHODS A population-based cohort study was performed on 272,046 males, born between 1973 and 1978, of whom 248,447 were conscripted for military service between 1991 and 1997. Birth characteristics… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000322015

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