The Study on Asthma Risk for Kids
More than sixty six thousand children in Sweden participated in the research study. At this time, only maternal grandmothers were looked at. Researchers have discovered that children who had parents who were born to a mother who smoked while she was pregnant are more likely to develop asthma. The gene that is damaged by smoking can be passed down from one generation to the next, even if the next generation does not smoke.
Women who had mothers who smoked while they were pregnant with them are more likely to have children who have asthma. If the maternal grandmother smoked while she was carrying the mother, then the grandchild will be between ten and twenty two percent more likely to suffer with asthma.