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Study Suggests Maternal Stress And Stress Hormones May Influence Fetal Brain Development In Utero

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March 10, 1999
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University Of Kentucky Medical Center
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University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center researcher Pathik D. Wadhwa and his colleagues have presented a study which suggests maternal stress and stress hormones influence fetal brain development. Although maternal factors such a stress and stress hormones have been shown to play a significant role in pregnancy outcomes related to prematurity, their influence on fetal brain development is not well understood, Wadhwa said.

LEXINGTON, KY (March 8, 1999) - University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center researcher Pathik D. Wadhwa, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral science, UK College of Medicine, and his colleagues, presented a study which suggests maternal stress and stress hormones influence fetal brain development. Wadhwa was lead presenter of the study at the 20th annual Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine held March 3-6 in San Diego.


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