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Children of women who smoke during pregnancy taking large amounts of vitamin C are less likely to suffer from diseases of the lungs. To such conclusion the canadian medical Padma, Subbarao. A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
He had observed the approximately 300 smokers pregnant women. Half of them consumed a daily vitamin C dose that was five times that standard. The rest were offered a placebo. Three months after birth revealed that the lungs of babies of women from the first group pumped seven to nine percent more air than the air breathing organs of the other kids.
The difference was stronger in children of those mothers who were carriers of the mutation in the gene for the nAChR that determines the predisposition to Smoking. The expert suggested that the effect of consumption of vitamin is associated with its ability to bind with nicotine.
Subbarao, notes that the use of large doses of vitamin C does not guarantee the absence of lung disease in offspring, and encourages smokers to pregnant women as soon as possible to get rid of harmful dependencies.
In a study by American scientists, published in October in the journal PLoS Biology, revealed that the effects of nicotine on the body of the father can affect the cognitive abilities of his children and grandchildren through epigenetic factors.
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