Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technology May Be More Likely to Develop Leukemia

March 8, 2016

(Medical Daily) – Analyzing the medical records of more than 1.5 million Norwegian children born from 1984 to 2011, including 25,782 conceived through ART, the study authors found no significant difference between the two groups in the overall risk of developing childhood cancers. However, for specific cancers, in particular leukemia, the risk was noticeably higher. In fact, children born through ART were more than three times as likely to develop leukemia.

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