When the mother smokes, fetal diseases occur

22/06/2015 10:55

Smoking during pregnancy can lead to damage to the genetic material of cells of the fetus and increase the risk for subsequent occurrence of cancer.

Researchers at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have the effect of smoking during pregnancy examined the cells that float in the fluid surrounding the fetus.

These cells produced'm fetus, but they later separated from him. To these cells, amniocyte, scientists have ways of routine amniocentesis.

It was shown that the cells of the fetus of pregnant women who smoke have higher levels of chromosomal abnormalities, damage and instability.

Further analyzes revealed that the tobacco has the strongest influence on the chromosomal fragments linked to the development of leukemia.