A large-scale Danish study conducted by the University of Copenhagen, and published in the medical journal PLOS ONE, has revealed that premature babies who are likely to develop asthma in early life, tend to overcome it as they grow older.

According to the research conducted on premature babies from birth and until the age of about 30, it was observed that children do better and better. As adults they suffer no more lung conditions than others.

For this study, researchers analyzed register data in the form of birth and health details of 1.8 million Danes between 1980 and 2009, comparing the health levels of babies born before the 37th week of gestation with those born after.

There are a lot of half stories, myths even, about the health implications of prematurity, and they can be a source of worry for parents of premature babies. It is therefore good to know that as adults premature babies are no more susceptible to lung conditions than other people.

Armed with a PhD in Alternative Medicine, a graduate degree in Biotechnology, an MSc, and an MBA in Clinical Research and Clinical Pharmacology, Dr Jonathan is a certified practitioner of Alternative Medicine and is actively involved in patient education initiatives. He is also the author of the bestselling book, Outsmart Diabetes. Dr Jonathan loves to share his passion for herbs and other alternative medicinal practices with others through his writing.