Navigation Links
Giving up smoking averts the adverse birth outcomes associated with tobacco
Date:7/6/2011

Results from a study of over 50 000 pregnancies revealed that women who gave up smoking when their pregnancy was confirmed gave birth to babies with a similar birthweight to those born to mothers who had never smoked, Professor Nick Macklon, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Southampton, UK, told the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Wednesday).

Low birthweight is the most common negative outcome of smoking during pregnancy, but foetuses exposed to maternal smoking are also at risk of premature birth and the associated problem of brain damage, as well as congenital abnormalities such as cleft lip. Mothers who smoke are encouraged to stop smoking when they become pregnant, but to date there was little evidence that giving up at this late stage could have a positive effect on birthweight.

Professor Macklon and colleagues decided to investigate this question by studying clinical, lifestyle, and socioeconomic data collected from pregnancies registered at the Southampton University Medical Centre between 2002 and 2010. They identified seven groups of women non-smokers, those who had stopped more than a year prior to conceiving, those who had stopped less than a year prior to conceiving, smokers who stopped once the pregnancy was confirmed, and those who continued to smoke up to 10 a day, between 10 and 20 a day, and more than 20 a day. They proceeded to compare smoking behaviour in the mothers with perinatal outcomes in the children.

After correcting for gestational age, maternal age, BMI and socioeconomic class, all of which are known to affect birth outcomes, the researchers found that those babies whose mothers had stopped smoking in the periconceptional period around the time of getting pregnant or as soon as the pregnancy was confirmed had a significantly higher birthweight.

"Not only was birthweight much better in this group than it was
'/>"/>

Contact: Hanna Hanssen
hanna@eshre.eu
32-047-335-3381
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Caveman behavioral traits might kick in at Thanksgiving table before eating
2. Giving DHA supplements to breastfeeding mothers
3. Maize cell wall genes identified, giving boost to biofuel research
4. Will giving coffee to babies keep them awake as adults?
5. Study identifies genetic variants giving rise to differences in metabolism
6. Favorite Thanksgiving dish gets upscale breeding
7. Protein could offer target to reduce lung damage from smoking-caused emphysema
8. Certain parts of the brain activated in people who heard tailored health messages and quit smoking
9. Cigarette smoking increases production of mucus in patients with bronchitis
10. Vitamin E may increase or decrease the risk of pneumonia depending on smoking and exercise
11. Smoking habits are transmitted from mother to daughter and father to son
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... MILFORD, Mass. , Sept. 30, 2014 ... process control solutions for the biotech and ... of its new RECONN Bioprocess Manager, an ... reporting solution geared towards bioprocess development laboratories. ... facilities have disparate bioreactor and analyzer systems. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... People who suffer from asthma may think there,s ... asthma besides properly taking medications and avoiding allergic triggers. ... Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , the ... and Immunology (ACAAI), asthma sufferers can learn lessons about ... described in the Annals article improved her asthma once ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum , coupled with ... work is published this week in mBio , the ... , A research team from the German Institute of Human ... bacteria including C. ramosum gained weight when fed ... ramosum were less obese even when consuming a high-fat ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Spectra Automation Introduces RECONN Bioprocess Manager 2Asthma symptoms kicking up? Check your exposure to air pollution 2Gut bacteria promote obesity in mice 2
... chemotherapy for the treatment of skin cancer is one ... researchers successfully synthesized a natural substance that shows exceptional ... U of A chemistry professor Dennis Hall said after ... produced the substance called Palmerolide A. "The potency ...
... DigitalPersona, Inc., a leader in fingerprint identity ... a leading supplier of point-of-sale (POS) software for ... NextGen POS and Classic POS solutions. WAND,s quick-service ... cashier accountability and deter unauthorized manager overrides. ...
... the blink of a geologic eye global temperatures were ... come by. Today, the largest island in the world is covered ... hot spot for climate scientists. Why? Because tiny bubbles ... about global warming: how fast and how much will ice ...
Cached Biology News:WAND Point-of-Sale Solutions Integrate U.are.U(R) Fingerprint Biometrics From DigitalPersona for Quick-Service Restaurants 2WAND Point-of-Sale Solutions Integrate U.are.U(R) Fingerprint Biometrics From DigitalPersona for Quick-Service Restaurants 3As Greenland melts 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... solutions for drug discovery and related life ... consortium has chosen Genedata Selector as its ... (NGS) data. FUNGITECT is a European consortium ... fungal diseases via individualized anti-fungal drug therapies. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014  KemPharm, Inc., ... discovery and development of proprietary new molecular entity ... Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent ... entitled, "Benzoic Acid, Benzoic Acid Derivatives and Heteroaryl ... Making and Use Thereof." The patent, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... MAR, Calif. , Sept. 30, 2014 ... for women,s health announces its receipt of a patent ... FemmyCycle menstrual cup has also received FDA clearance in ... Canada, and the CE in Europe. This patent is related ... conjunction with this issuance, the company is releasing FemmyCycle ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... The overall research objective was to ... and use. Most researchers outsource NGS technologies; however, ... within the next 12 months. Data accuracy and ... sequencing instruments. Disease-related research is the dominant use ... to surge, with half of the respondents planning ...
Breaking Biology Technology:FUNGITECT Consortium Adopts Genedata Selector as Data Analysis Platform for Anti-fungal R 2FUNGITECT Consortium Adopts Genedata Selector as Data Analysis Platform for Anti-fungal R 3KemPharm, Inc. Receives Patent from the USPTO for Novel Prodrug of Hydromorphone, KP511 2The FemmyCycle 2Global Next-generation Sequencing Trends 2
... GeneGo, Inc., the leading,systems biology tools company, announced ... Center of Excellence. MD Anderson researchers will have,institution-wide ... advanced support. MD Anderson specializes in cancer treatment ... clinical trials programs.,MetaCore will be used throughout many ...
... and VANCOUVER, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - OncoGenex,Pharmaceuticals, ... the "Company") has,announced today that it has ... rights to develop and commercialize TOCOSOL(R),Paclitaxel. Under ... entitled to,receive royalty payments from future TOCOSOL ...
... EDISON, N.J., Sept. 1 PSKW, LLC, a ... the pharmaceutical,industry, announced today that it has significantly ... last year in the Supreme Court of the ... McKesson Specialty Arizona Inc.,("McKesson"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ...
Cached Biology Technology:MD Anderson Becomes a GeneGo Center of Excellence Using MetaCore for Oncology Research 2OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals announces out-license of TOCOSOL Paclitaxel to Eagle Pharmaceuticals 2OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals announces out-license of TOCOSOL Paclitaxel to Eagle Pharmaceuticals 3PSKW Expands Its Lawsuit Against McKesson to Seek Assignment of McKesson's Patent Application 2
F40 piston seals are supplied as 2 seals with a seal tool to service one F40 pump of a BioLogic DuoFlow workstation....
... minor groove-binding probe for DNA. Binds to ... to AT rich DNA), forming a stable ... than DAPI alone. DAPI is several times ... DNA in agarose gels. It may be ...
Mol wt: monoisotopic mol wt1,045.5423 Da by calculation...
Bis-Acrylamide (bis) is a monomer used as a crosslinker with acrylamide to form polyacrylamide electrophoretic gels. This 2% bis solution is supplied as 500 ml....
Biology Products: