Smoking damages men’s sperm and numbers of germ and somatic cells in developing embryos8 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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