, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 145-149
Date: 07 Feb 2011

Prematurity and insulin sensitivity

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Abstract

Nowadays, an increased number of premature infants survive. The medical challenge is to reduce their postnatal morbidities with a special focus towards a decrease in metabolic risks. In this manuscript, we will examine available evidence of perinatal, infancy, and childhood consequences of prematurity on insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis. Moreover, we add some recent data on how nutritional intervention could modify these risks.