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Research Suggests Biological Factors May Contribute to SIDS

December 13, 2016

Researchers from the Royal Alexandra Hospital For Children in New South Wales, Sydney have suggested that biological factors can cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

The research shows that babies die of SIDS as a result of decreased levels of a brain protein called orexin.

This brain protein is also linked to narcolepsy, during which patients suffer from a temporary loss of muscle tone caused by a lack of orexin in the brain due to the destruction of the cells that produce it.

This research is the first time that experts have released evidence of a medical explanation for SIDS.

Source URL: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Research Breakthrough Suggests Biological Factor

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