Premature Birth Linked to Older ‘Brain Age’ in Adulthood

Neuroimaging study, conducted by King’s College London researchers, reveals accelerated brain aging during adulthood for those born very prematurely. Researchers noted those born preterms tended to have smaller global gray matter volume and some brain structure changes in areas associated with spatial abilities and behavior control in adulthood.

New King’s College London research suggests that babies born very prematurely show accelerated brain development in adult life, as their brains look ‘older’ compared to non-premature babies.

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