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Smoking During Pregnancy May Damage Children’s Blood Vessels
Dutch scientists have conducted research that suggests smoking during pregnancy has long-term effects on the thickness and flexibility of their child’s carotid arteries, large blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain.
Cuno Uiterwaal, an associate professor of clinical epidemiology at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care at the University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, says, “with our findings, we think that smoking in pregnancy does play an independent role, although we know that exposure of children to [secondhand] smoke is damaging in many areas.”
“The challenge there was to show that it was really smoking in pregnancy and not exposure to cigarette smoke afterward,” says researcher Uiterwaal. “To further explore that, we did this study.”
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