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Adult outcomes after preterm birth

Abstract

Extremely preterm birth reflects global disruption of the third trimester environment. Young adults born preterm have an adverse cardiovascular and metabolic health profile, together with molecular evidence of accelerated ageing and a reduced life expectancy. The underlying mechanism for these observations is unknown. This review summarises recent evidence of the lifetime effects of preterm birth and highlights the risks survivors face.

  • neonatology
  • hypertension
  • heart failure
  • diabetes & endocrinology
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