Premature Infants Benefit From Diets Rich In Protein, Study Suggests

Sunday, May 4, 2008 - 20:14 in Health & Medicine

More than 12 percent of babies are born prematurely, up more than 20 percent from 1990*, and as premature birth rates continue to climb, neonatologists at Nationwide Children's Hospital are focusing their attention on the nutrition provided to premature infants during their first few days of life. Preterm infants, when provided amino acids immediately after birth, showed significantly improved weight at discharge compared to preterm infants receiving amino acids later in their care.

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