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early term babies are at greater risk for diabetes and obesity-related diseases

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early term babies are at greater risk for diabetes and obesity-related diseases

beer-sheva, israel...august 7, 2017 - early term deliveries impact babies' long-term health with increased risk of diabetes and obesity-related illnesses as well as a shortened life span, according to a new study by ben-gurion university of the negev (bgu) researchers."early term" is defined as delivery between 37 and 39 weeks. pregnancy is considered at full term when gestation has lasted between 37 and 42 weeks. babies born between 39 and 41 weeks of gestation have better outcomes than those born either before or afterward. in the study, published in the american journal of obstetrics and gynecology, the researchers investigated hospitalizations of children up to age 18 to determine th...