The incidence of cerebral palsy in preterm infants has long been higher than the incidence in babies delivered full term.  Determining why has long eluded researchers, but a recent study out of England and Canada indicates that magnesium deficiency might play a role.  Doctors treated mothers in preterm labor (labor between 32-34 weeks gestation) with magnesium sulfate and noted a significant decrease in the development of cerebral palsy in these infants.

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