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Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Prematurity Linked to Higher Insulin — Physician’s First Watch

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March 11, 2014

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Prematurity Linked to Higher Insulin

By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors

Premature infants show long-lasting elevations of plasma insulin levels, according to a JAMA study of some 1350 children observed between birth and age six. Cord-blood insulin levels were up to twofold higher in preterm versus full-term infants, and were predictive of insulin levels in early childhood.

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Nancy Hollister NP Other Healthcare Professional, Obstetrics/Gynecology, wINTON wELLNESS cENTER

VERY HELPFUL

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