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Higher Elevation May Correlate to Increased Risk of SIDS

An article from CBS News reported that living at higher altitudes may increase the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Of nearly 400,000 infants living in Colorado, those who lived above 8,000 ft had nearly twice the risk of SIDS than those living below 6,000 ft, although the ultimate risk is still minute. Researchers proposed that thinner air and reduced oxygen supply may contributed to this risk although no specific conclusions besides the call for further research could be made.


Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in Pediatrics.