Parental smoking during pregnancy and offspring bone mass at age 10 years: findings from a prospective birth cohort

C Macdonald-Wallis, J H Tobias, G Davey Smith, D A Lawlor

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Abstract

We investigated an intrauterine influence of maternal smoking during pregnancy on childhood bone mass. Daughters, but not sons, of mothers who smoked had higher bone mass at age 10years. This appears to be due to familial factors related to parental smoking influencing increased offspring adiposity rather than a direct intrauterine effect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1809-19
Number of pages11
JournalOsteoporosis International
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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