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When both parents are old, the risk of cleft palate in the offspring is increased, but not if only one parent is older than 31 years (mothers) or 34 years (fathers).
The prevalence of severe congenital heart defects is increased among newborns of mothers who experienced preeclampsia during pregnancy, especially if the preeclampsia was early onset.
Drinking water with a relatively high concentration of magnesium protects against hip fracture, according to results of a study from the Institute of Public Health
Håvard Trønnes and co-authors have published the report ""The association of preterm birth with severe asthma and atopic dermatitis; a national cohort study" i Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. The study reports that preterm birth is associated with an increased risk of asthma, but a decreased risk of atopic dermatitis.