Impact of maternal cigarette smoking on fetal growth and body composition.

@article{Bernstein2000ImpactOM,
  title={Impact of maternal cigarette smoking on fetal growth and body composition.},
  author={Ira M. Bernstein and Kai Plociennik and S Stahle and Gary J. Badger and Roger H. Secker-Walker},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={183 4},
  pages={883-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the impact of maternal cigarette smoking on the fetal accretion of fat and lean body mass. We hypothesized that maternal smoking would result in a reduction in the deposition of lean body mass. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal ultrasonographic examinations on 65 singleton fetuses without anomalies of smoking mothers were compared with 36 singleton fetuses without anomalies of nonsmoking mothers. A total of 214 ultrasonographic examinations were… CONTINUE READING

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