I’m not sure I buy it. But as the press release from Tel Aviv University  says, ” A Sonata a Day Keeps the Doctor Away,” in reference to a study indicating premature babies gain weight faster when exposed to Mozart.

The theory is that the music calms the babies, so the food otherwise expended on energy movement can go to growth. Sounds plausible.

Some questions remain, though.  For example, were babies selected randomly, and how? Did all babies eat the same amount of food on average? How loud was the music?

We’ll see if this one gets published before we start prescribing Mozart.



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