The scientific group under the direction of Christine Markunas did some research. It was found that Smoking triggers profound changes in the child's body. Pathology affects all levels: from organs and systems to genetic material. Scientists pay attention in children born to Smoking mothers, often reduced immunity.
Nicotine and tar are harmful not only to the woman and destroy the DNA of the fetus. According to statistics, Smoking increases the risk of the child has a genetic disease and the formation of an initially weak immunity.
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Scientists conducted a study of 900 blood of newborns. In 287 cases, the mother admitted that they had smoked in the first trimester of pregnancy. Experts have found a link between Smoking habit and problems in the structure of the DNA of the child. Further research will focus on studying the process of DNA methylation with age.