Smoking during pregnancy may affect grandchildren’s growth

18 agosto 2014

Smoking during pregnancy has discernible effects on the growth of a woman’s future grandkids, a new study shows. The «likely transgenerational effects from the grandmothers’ smoking in pregnancy need to be taken into account in future studies of the effects of maternal smoking on child growth and development. If replicated, such studies could be a useful model for the molecular analysis of human transgenerational responses,» said the senior author.