Navigation Links
Relationship bertween birth weight and IQ

A new study shows that smaller babies tend to have lower IQs.While the differences are too small to have any practical significance they might be of importance at a population level.//

Researchers at Columbia University have examined over 2500 children at age seven to study the relationship between birth weight and intelligence.They found that on average, IQ at age seven is directly related to birth weight, while factors such as the mother's age, race, education and socio-economic status were also taken into account.

Many studies have shown low birth weight babies (those born weighing less than 2500 grams) have lower IQ test scores at school age - and the smaller the babies at birth, the larger the IQ deficit.

The new study showed the association between birth weight and IQ was stronger in boys than girls, with a 1000g increase in birth weight related to a 4.6 increase in IQ among boys but only 2.8 points in girls.

The authors say differences in IQ of this size are trivial and of no clinical importance to individual children.But since seven times as many children are born in the normal weight range compared to the low range, even small shifts in the distribution of birth weight within the normal range could affect the distribution of intelligence in the population as a whole.

The findings might also help shed light on the connection between foetal growth and brain development.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. A Loving Relationship Found To Improve Heart Health
2. Relationship Between Genetic Structure And Quality of Life
3. Understanding The Relationship With Diet And Cataract
4. Relationship Between Serum Dioxin Levels And Age At Menopause
5. Romantic Relationships Make People Happy
6. HIV/AIDS Throws Family Relationships Out Of Gear In Uganda
7. Beneficial Symbiotic Relationship Between Ants And Bacteria.
8. Sleeping Position Speaks A Lot About The Couples Relationship
9. Teenage Boys More Vulnerable And Emotionally Engaged In Romantic Relationships
10. Murky Relationships between Doctors and Pharmaceutical Companies Exposed
11. Secure Relationship Leads To Decreased Libido In Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Relationship bertween birth weight and

(Date:12/22/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... reputable PALS, BLS and ACLS online certification provider, are ... http://www.acls-pals-bls.com . The updated site now features a ... easier than ever to use. , As a ... peoples’ information is now consolidated into a single page ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 International efforts to ... epidemic are receiving further support from recent ... organizations (NGOs) and other charitable organizations. While ... emergency responders, patients and others can immediately ... CmTP MediDefense system , which includes ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Physicians in China are ... the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), according to a ... global healthcare consulting firm. MabThera is the only biologic ... most common form of NHL. , According to Kantar ... the incidence of NHL in China has been growing ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, ... Yarrington as Vice President of Operations, Adam Wallace as ... President of Solutions. These new leaders are part of ... to support client demand for the company’s big data ... of its partner network. , Since the company ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 In recognition of Veteran’s Day, ... Hero Reward, a local organization that provides services to ... , Located on a couple hundred acres in the ... lodging, world class fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, ... several years ago to support U.S. Service men and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ACLS Online Certification Website ACLS-PALS-BLS.com Now Features a New and User-Friendly Layout 2Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 2Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 3Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 4Health News:Novel Biostatic Antimicrobial Technology From Clearstream-mPact Technology Partnership (CmTP) Offers Effective Protection Against Transmission of Ebola Virus 5Health News:Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera Biosimilar 2Health News:Physicians in China See Most Significant Demand for MabThera Biosimilar 3Health News:Explorys Continues to Experience Rapid Growth, Adds Three Healthcare IT Executives to Its Leadership Team 2Health News:Explorys Continues to Experience Rapid Growth, Adds Three Healthcare IT Executives to Its Leadership Team 3Health News:Discount Labels Donates Portion of November Sales to Hero Reward Program 2
... variations that point to spectrum disorders , TUESDAY, March ... for brain proteins that seem to be linked to ... of the most comprehensive genetic analyses of association between ... spectrum disorder] risk," said Anthony Monaco, of the Wellcome ...
... ... Detox Protocol using Far Infrared. FIR therapy is a major key for returning us back ... ... Ph.D., RIET-1, a Doctor of Integrative Medicine and an Industrial Toxicologist, has dedicated a ...
... complications, costs, , TUESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Current ... age 45, especially for those who are overweight, but new ... 30 and 45 for everyone . , When screening ... every year to five years, the average cost per quality-adjusted ...
... lung cancer per year in Germany are due to ... in the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International ... and his coauthors ( Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; ... the results of relevant studies, the recently published S1 ...
... One in three South Asian, West Asian or Arab women ... say they have trouble accessing a doctor to address ... findings, from a new study by researchers at St. Michael,s ... finds this group and immigrant women and men are at ...
... ... Misunderstandings about proper use of antibiotics have the potential to ... report in the April issue of AJIC: American Journal of Infection ... Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC). esearchers from Columbia University and MixedInk ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientist, Dr Staninger, Unlocks the Mystery of Morgellons Disease 2Health News:Scientist, Dr Staninger, Unlocks the Mystery of Morgellons Disease 3Health News:Diabetes Screening Should Start Sooner 2Health News:Diabetes Screening Should Start Sooner 3Health News:Minority women least likely to gain access to a doctor, study says 2Health News:Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel to Large Audience Via Twitter: Study 2Health News:Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel to Large Audience Via Twitter: Study 3Health News:Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel to Large Audience Via Twitter: Study 4Health News:Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel to Large Audience Via Twitter: Study 5
(Date:12/22/2014)... STOCKHOLM , Dec. 22, 2014 Swedish ... Inc. today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products ... (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion for the use ... adult men with Peyronie,s disease with a palpable plaque ... the start of therapy. The use of ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. ... for the treatment of chronic pain, announced today ... dosed in a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study with ... neuropathic pain. Racemic methadone is a ... pain states and substitution therapy in opioid addiction.  ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014 You,re visiting the ... and cleaning when he or she says you need ... heard before, you may have several questions and feel ... relieved to know it,s nothing to worry about. The ... questions and alleviate any anxiety the public may have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 3Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 4Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 5Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 6Relmada Therapeutics Doses First Cohort of Subjects in Human Clinical Trial of d-Methadone 2Relmada Therapeutics Doses First Cohort of Subjects in Human Clinical Trial of d-Methadone 3Root Canals Have Become More Routine 2
...  Swedish Covenant Hospital today announced the success of its ... Guided Surgery by Brainlab, the ultimate command and control ... option to use image guidance for a prone, occipital ... visualization in these types of procedures, and makes me ...
... a leading Contract Research Organization (CRO) and services provider for ... has been appointed Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. ... management related to genae,s research services. "I am ... will be of great benefit to the many aspects of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Curve Image Guided Surgery Provides Swedish Covenant Hospital With a State-of-the-Art Command and Control Center for Information-Guided Surgery 2Curve Image Guided Surgery Provides Swedish Covenant Hospital With a State-of-the-Art Command and Control Center for Information-Guided Surgery 3genae Appoints Chief Medical Officer 2
Stainless steel threaded Steinman Pins available in point types A,D, E, and F....
Round Bevel-Point Pin Sets available in 2.3mm, 3.1mm, 4.7mm, and 6.3mm sizes....
Knowles Pins are available in 9" (228mm) overall length with 9/64" (3.5mm) shaft diameter and 1/4" (6.4mm) square bead....
... Unite Device is the anterior alternative to the ... device features the same 70% fenestrations as Ray ... is paramount in the formation of new bone. ... system promotes load sharing between the device and ...
Medicine Products: