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Congratulations to Dr Adam Lewandowski, who has secured a five-year British Heart Foundation Intermediate Basic Science Fellowship to study the impact of premature birth on the heart.

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Dr Lewandowski, who works with Prof Paul Leeson in the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility will study ‘Cardiac remodelling in preterm-born offspring: defining the importance of early postnatal changes and potential for neonatal dietary interventions to reduce longterm risk’. From previous work we know that the hearts of adults who were born preterm differ in structure and function to adults who were born at term. In previous research, Adam has also found that breast milk feeding in preterm babies is linked to beneficial changes of the heart in adult life.

In this current project he will investigate how heart changes in preterm babies progress as they grow up. To do this, he will follow the same preterm volunteers who took part in a study as babies to investigate how their hearts change over time. This will strengthen our understanding of how important the changes that occur in the first months of life are to long-term heart health in people born early. He will also perform further research studying adults born preterm who took part in randomised feeding trials of human breast milk and formula milk when they were babies

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