Smoking during pregnancy affects foetal brain development.

  title={Smoking during pregnancy affects foetal brain development.},
  author={Mikael Ekblad and Jyrki Korkeila and L. Liisa Lehtonen},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  volume={104 1},
UNLABELLED Environmental factors such as maternal smoking can significantly modulate genetically programmed brain development during foetal life. This review looks at how prenatal smoking exposure modulates brain development, including new evidence on the effects of smoking on foetal brain development and function. CONCLUSION Smoking during pregnancy exposes the foetus to thousands of health-threatening chemicals, restricting foetal body and head growth. Alterations in brain structure and… CONTINUE READING
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