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Extreme Temperatures May Increase Risk for Low Birth Weight at Term, NIH Study Suggests

Bethesda, Maryland--(ENEWSPF)--February 27, 2017. Extreme hot or cold temperatures during pregnancy may increase the risk that infants born at term will be of low birth weight, according to a study of U.S. women by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The study was published in Environmental Research.

The authors found that exposure to atypically cold temperature during the entire pregnancy, or just during the second trimester and third trimester, increased the risk for low birth weight. Exposure to atypically hot temperatures during the whole pregnancy, or during the third trimester . . .

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