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Smoking damages men’s sperm and numbers of germ and somatic cells in developing embryos

8 September 2010

Two new studies have shed more light on how smoking may damage fertility, and give further weight to advice that mothers and fathers-to-be should stop smoking before attempting to conceive. The research is published online in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction today (Wednesday 8 September).

Read the article 'Cigarette smoking during early pregnancy reduces the number of embryonic germ and somatic cells'.

Read the article 'Protamine contents and P1/P2 ratio in human spermatozoa from smokers and non-smokers'.

Both articles published in Human Reproduction, Advanced Access, 7 September 2010.

Read the full press release here.

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