Smoking During Pregnancy Effects More than Just Your Children

Posted By: Staff | Aug 21 2014

A recent study found that not only are the children born of mothers who smoke during pregnancy adversely affected by their mother’s choice, but grandchild are affected too, even if their mother did not smoke.  If children’s paternal grandmother smoked they are more likely to have greater bone mass and be taller, if their maternal grandmother smoked they are more likely to be overweight.  If both grandmothers smoked, grandchildren are more likely to be shorter and have less body mass than other children their age (even if those children’s mothers smoked during their pregnancy.)

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