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Cystic fibrosis impacts growth in the womb, research shows.

The research team compared babies born with and without CF using data on 2.2?million babies in Denmark and Wales. This research, published in July in Thorax, a world-leading respiratory medicine journal, indicates that, while babies with CF are often born prematurely, this only accounts for around 40% of the effect on birth weight. This means that the CF mutation could also have an effect on the way babies develop within the womb. These results may be the first step to understanding and improving the health of babies with CF before they are born.

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