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Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance

September 03, 2015

Children who experience a brief drop in blood sugar right after birth may have a harder time with reading and math when they go to school, a new study suggests. The study, of nearly 1,400 fourth-graders, found that kids who had so-called "transient hypoglycemia" as newborns typically had poorer reading and math skills than their peers. Experts stressed that the findings show only a correlation, and do not prove cause and effect. But the study, published online Aug. 24 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, could add to a long-standing controversy over transient hypoglycemia. To read more, click here

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