Fetal exposure to maternal and paternal smoking and the risks of wheezing in preschool children: the Generation R Study.

@article{Duijts2012FetalET,
  title={Fetal exposure to maternal and paternal smoking and the risks of wheezing in preschool children: the Generation R Study.},
  author={Liesbeth Duijts and Vincent W. V. Jaddoe and Ralf J. P. van der Valk and John A. Henderson and Albert Hofman and Hein Raat and Eric A. P. Steegers and Henri{\"e}tte A. Moll and Johan C. de Jongste},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2012},
  volume={141 4},
  pages={876-885}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that fetal smoke exposure is associated with increased risks of wheezing during childhood. The underlying pathways are unknown. We examined the associations of parental smoking during pregnancy with wheezing in preschool children and whether these associations are explained by postnatal smoke exposure or small for gestational age at birth. METHODS This study was embedded in a population-based prospective cohort study. Parental smoking was… CONTINUE READING