Babies who present a serotonin deficiency may be more at risk of Sudden Death Infant Syndrome (SIDS), researchers claim. The neurotransmitter could play an important role in the infants’ breathing, and a lack of it could lead to asphyxia.
The study, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, looks at ways to tackle one of the most mysterious causes of death in newborns around the world. In the UK, just under 300 babies die from SIDS every year.”
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