Increased asthma risk for babies whose father smokes before conception

September 8, 2014 3:14 PM

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Increased asthma risk for babies whose father smokes before conception

Results from the study are being presented today at the European Respiratory Society's (ERS) International Congress in Munich, Germany, and is the first study to look at how a father's pre-conception smoking habits can affect the respiratory health of his children.

The researchers say their findings add to increasing evidence from animal studies that suggest the father's lifestyle before conception can have negative health consequences for the child.

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