Higher Asthma Risk in Babies with Smoking Fathers

A new study of Taiwanese families looked at paternal smoking during the mother’s pregnancy and its effects on immune system genes. The researchers looked for signs of asthma in over 1,600 babies, 756 of which were followed for six years. “Prenatal exposure to paternal tobacco smoking is associated with increased methylation of certain immune genes, … Continue reading Higher Asthma Risk in Babies with Smoking Fathers