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Babies’ Iron Supplements May Stem Behavioral Problems

Giving underweight babies iron supplements may reduce their risk of behavioral problems later in life, a new Swedish study has found.

The study found that low-birth-weight babies who did not receive iron supplements were 4.5 times more likely to show signs of behavioral problems at age 3 compared with low-birth-weight babies who received iron supplements during early infancy. There was no difference in IQ between the groups.



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