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Fertility link to pregnancy smoking

16th November 2007

A research team at Aberdeen University has said that mothers who smoke during their pregnancy could be reducing the fertility of their male offspring.

They found that smoking caused the levels of the DHH gene, which affects the development of the testes, to decrease. The study showed foetuses from women who smoked over 10 cigarettes a day had 50% less DHH than in non-smoking women.

Head researcher Paul Fowler said: "This is the first time that the gene DHH has been linked to maternal smoking and fertility problems."


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