Navigation Links
Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight

Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to bear an underweight child, but some women may carry a higher risk than others because of genetic susceptibility.// The finding could help medicine better determine the causes of low birth weight, though the researchers said they were not recommending at this point that women be screened for presence of the genes involved.

"Our data demonstrate that a subgroup of pregnant women with certain genotypes appeared to be particularly susceptible to the adverse effect of cigarette smoke, suggesting an interaction between metabolic genes and cigarette smoking" said the report from Boston University School of Medicine.

Low birth weight babies -- those born at about five pounds or less -- have higher death rates and are more susceptible to a number of other health problems during infancy and childhood. Cigarette smoking has been associated with low birth weight in a number of previous studies, and women are advised not to smoke during pregnancy. In general, the women who smoked during the entire pregnancy bore children with a mean reduction in birth weight of 13.3 ounces (377 grams). But the reduction was as much as two pounds, 12 ounces (1,285 grams) among women with certain variant genotypes.

Low birth weight is a very complex entity and many environmental and genetic factors may be involved. This study is the first step to understand how genetic susceptibility interacts with environmental exposures to affect infant birth weight. This study will open up new areas of research that will lead to better understanding of the causes of low birth weight and ultimately lead to reducing the tragedy of infant mortality.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
2. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
3. Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!
4. Kick Smoking with Nicotine Drink
5. Smoking spreads Cancer
6. Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking
7. Quit Smoking
8. Smoking can depreciate intellegence
9. Smoking Delays Pregnancy
10. GlaxoSmithKline To Cultivate Non-Smoking Environment
11. Smoking stripes longevity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/20/2019)... ... ... Bee Line Support, doesn't believe in playing small. Whether they're ... the top infection prevention education , or putting protocols in place to audit ... unparalleled value. , This dedication to being the highest-rated medical cleaning team ...
(Date:1/15/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... January 15, 2019 , ... Celebrating the ... unveiled its first mascot – the Pumas – to almost 2,000 employees and 150 ... as Ultimate Learning Center, Inc. At that time, UMA was a single campus with ...
(Date:1/14/2019)... ... ... Yes, the Millennials love their Bluetooth earbuds and Alexa smart speakers. But according ... is also finding a home in senior living communities. , The 2018 Active-Aging ... organizations that work with older adults about their adoption of technology over a time ...
(Date:1/14/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Jeffery Nelson, M.D., FACS, FASCRS , ... for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center , now offers ... known as a suction hemorrhoid ligator is used with the procedure; this device ...
(Date:1/14/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Docs Proudly Presents All Reviewed & Approved Living Well Providers of 2019. , Acupuncture, ... Dr. Edward Izrailov - Maplewood , Dr. Joanna Jodar - Somerset , ... Robert Lenahan - Point Pleasant , Dr. Robert J. Reinhardt - Pequannock , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2019)... Miss. (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2019 , ... ... Loss Clinic & MedSpa has expanded her service offerings to include the latest ... a higher level of results for patients. , Dr. Otaigbe is committed ...
(Date:1/15/2019)... ... January 15, 2019 , ... PreCheck, the ... it was recently acquired by Cisive, a global provider of compliance-driven human ... and program needs of large enterprises in the financial services, transportation, and ...
(Date:1/15/2019)... INDIANAPOLIS (PRWEB) , ... January ... ... ) today announced that Texas Health Resources (THR), the largest faith-based nonprofit ... its 13 wholly owned hospitals. According to MDsyncNET Co-Founder and CEO Brad ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: