Men who smoked before Conception increase risk of Asthma for the Baby

September 8, 2014 6:47 PM

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Smoking has been linked to many health problems. It is one of the leading causes of preventable death within the United States. In a new study, researchers examined the health of children who are born to fathers that smoked prior to conception. They found that these children, in comparison to children whose fathers did not smoke before conception, have a greater risk of developing asthma.

In this study, which is the first one to examine the link between a man's smoking habits before fertilization and his children's asthma risk, researchers analyzed data on over 13,000 men and women. The data included how often the participants smoked before conception in terms of years, whether or no...

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