Research ties premature birth to poorer math skills

03/24/2014 | Belfast Telegraph (Northern Ireland)

Children born before 32 weeks of gestation were three and a half times more likely to have difficulty with math compared with children born full-term, according to a German study in the Journal of Pediatrics. Small-for-gestational-age infants, regardless of whether they were born prematurely or full term, also were more likely to have poorer math skills, possibly due to changes in brain development, researchers said.

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