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Low birth weight babies’ chronic conditions stabilize in teens
Los Angeles Times

Children who are born at a very low birth weight typically have more chronic health problems than normal birth weight children. While those issues don’t appear to get worse as they become teenagers, a study finds, they may be at higher risk for obesity.

The study, released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., focused on 181 extremely low birth weight children (whose weight at birth was less than 2.2 pounds on average) and 115 normal birth weight children born between 1992 and 1995.