Researchers Lars Fosberg and Jan P Dumanski link smoking to loss of Y chromosome

December 7, 2014 2:24 AM

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Researchers Lars Fosberg and Jan P Dumanski link smoking to loss of Y chromosome

FOR the second half of the Twentieth Century, smoking and masculinity seemed inextricably fused, thanks to the Marlboro Man.

But Swedish researchers have turned that image on its head, showing that men who smoke are more likely to lose their Y chromosomes as they get older.

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