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Study suggests premature births more likely to have premature death

Posted at 7:51 AM, Jan 21, 2021

(KTNV) — Premature birth may lead to an earlier death.

A new European study suggests those born preterm were more likely to die prematurely as an adult.

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In particular, the study found there was a higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, chronic lung disease, and diabetes.

A New York City doctor who reviewed the research says this is proof premature birth can require long-term follow-ups in order to take preventative action.