Adolescent smoking may result in asthma, obesity, low lung function for their children

Kitaba, N.T., Knudsen, G.T.M., Johannessen, A. et al. Fathers’ preconception smoking and offspring DNA methylation. Clin Epigenet 15, 131 (2023).

“Father’s preconception smoking, particularly in puberty, is associated with offspring DNA methylation, providing evidence that epigenetic mechanisms may underlie epidemiological observations that pubertal paternal smoking increases risk of offspring asthma, low lung function, and obesity.”

Stephen Hamann

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