Adelaide: Marijuana has evident ill effects on human body and in a recent research it has been proved that if pregnant women consumes it in any form then it leads to premature baby delivery resulting in several health impairments.
The risk of untimely delivery doubles, says an international study. The preterm or premature birth of a baby, at least three weeks before a baby's due date, puts the baby on the risk of life-threatening health problems. Later in the life the baby may become prone to heart disease and diabetes.
The team of researchers conducted this study on more than 3,000 pregnant women. Reportedly, the study deliberates on the most common risk factors for preterm birth.
Professor Gus Dekke and his team of researchers from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute observed that that the preterm birth babies are on the high risk low birth weight babies, history of pre-eclampsia, vaginal bleeds and diabetes type 1 or 2.
The team of researcher also reached at the conclusion that the greatest risk factors involved in the preterm rupture of membranes that leads to birth included mild hypertension, gestational diabetes, hormonal fertility treatment, body mass index of less than 20, says an Adelaide statement.
"Our study has found that the risk factors for both forms of preterm birth vary greatly, with a wide variety of health conditions and histories impacting on preterm birth," Dekker has been quoted as saying.