Smoking In Pregnancy Might Be Causing Changes To Unborn Child

On Tuesday the scientists says that the mothers who smokes at the period of her pregnancy may even lead their unborn child towards a change which can even lead their unborn child towards less of a type of cholesterol that generally a well-known sign of protection against heart disease.

European Heart Journal stated that now Austrilian researchers have found that at the age of 8 those children who born to mothers who regularly smoked during the pregnancy get lower levels of cholesterol HDL at around rate of 1.3 mmol / L or moles per liter, than those who born to mothers who had not smoke yet and their rates are around 1.5 mmol / L.

HDL or High Density Lipoprotein cholesterol can also be referred as a good cholesterol because it always plays an important role by giving protection against atherosclerosis, while the fatty materials there collect them along the walls of arteries which causes thickening and equivalently block and this can even lead them towards heart problem and heart attack.

David Celermajer, Professor Of Cardiology at the University of Sidney, said “Our test results suggests that material smoking may imprints an unhealthy set of characteristics on the children while they are working at the development section of womb, not only that it may even predispose them towards later heart attack and stroke.”

He also said “The risks of heart attack for the smokers children can even be 10 to 15 percent higher, while the imprinting seems for lasting at least 8 years, which is probably a lot longer.”

Moreover, smoking during the pregnancy period or after pregnancy period can even link up to a wide range of childhood problems which may even result for neurocognitive problems, sudden infant death and behavioral problems.

The researchers said “Till yet the prevalence of smoking during the period of pregnancy is still high, nearly 15 percent in many western countries.” But the fact is they have not yet clear how this prenatal exposure to cigarette smokers might affect their future heart risks.