Dr. Pankaj Naram Reviews Recent Study on Effects of Smoking while Pregnant
New consequences of smoking while pregnant have been found in a recent study.
New studies and research reveal often reveal how individuals are effected by their lifestyle choices, including what they choose to eat and consume. Even those substances which are commonly associated with unhealthy effects are still being further studied and understood. Master healer Dr. Pankaj Naram believes that these studies are crucial because they give individuals more insight into their own choices and help them better protect themselves against the negative consequences of their actions. Today Dr. Naram would like to share information on a recent study that furthers understanding about the side effects of smoking during pregnancy.
The study that Dr. Naram I reviewing today is entitled Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Change In Baby’s Immune System, and it reveals an additional negative side effect of cigarette use during pregnancy. To make these discoveries, the research team studied nearly 3,000 mothers and tested the dried blood samples their 3,500 newborns’ screening tests. Among this group of subjects, 12 percent of the participating women said that they had smoked during their pregnancies. Nearly half of the smoking group admitted to smoking regularly throughout the entire pregnancy while the other half said they quit either early in the pregnancy or smoked infrequently during the pregnancy. When studying the blood samples, the team sought to understand how the smoking effected the babies’ immune systems so they studied various immune system indicators.
Taking into account other contributing factors such as the age and weight of the mother, the research team analyzed the relationship between mother’s smoking and the presence of these immune system indicators. What they found was that in the cases where the mother had smoked throughout the pregnancy, the babies showed elevated levels of IL-8, an immune system indicator associated with health conditions such as infections and lung problems. The team concluded that mother’s smoking could permanently effect the immune systems of the babies. The researchers also believe that further research will reveal whether these raised levels of IL-8 can determine future lung conditions for these children as they age.
Dr. Naram believes that understanding important medical studies will offer new insights and proof to help individuals make the best decisions for themselves, and in many cases, for their families and children as well. Understanding all the consequences of unhealthy choices is key to making better ones, and living longer, healthier lives. Visit http://drpankajnaram.net/ for more information on healthy living secrets and or to find more research reviews from Dr. Pankaj Naram.