Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 | Last Update : 07:27 AM IST

  Life   Health  09 Apr 2018  Children born from IVF treatment may have greater risk of developing heart disease

Children born from IVF treatment may have greater risk of developing heart disease

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 9, 2018, 5:04 pm IST
Updated : Apr 9, 2018, 5:04 pm IST

Findings important as premature or small babies have greater chance of developing long-term health problems.

According to new evidence, the method of ‘high stimulation’ doubles the risk of premature birth and raises the odds of low birth weight, compared to natural conception. (Photo: AFP)
 According to new evidence, the method of ‘high stimulation’ doubles the risk of premature birth and raises the odds of low birth weight, compared to natural conception. (Photo: AFP)

A new study now claims that children born following intensive IVF treatment may have a greater risk of developing heart disease than those conceived naturally.

According to fertility experts, there is growing evidence to suggest that treatment in which high doses of powerful drugs are used to stimulate egg production can result in offspring with higher blood pressure and stiffer, thicker arteries than normal.

 

That, according to them, could raise their risk of heart attacks and strokes as adults.

According to new evidence, the method of ‘high stimulation’ doubles the risk of premature birth and raises the odds of low birth weight, compared to natural conception.

The findings matter because babies who are premature or small have a greater chance of developing long-term health problems, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Tags: children, ivf treatment, pregnancy, natural birth, heart disease, health and well being, premature babies, high blood pressure