Centre for International Health
New research results

Father’s Preconception Activity also Important

The smoking and welding in adolescent males can increase the risk for asthma in the children they may have later in life. This research suggests that perhaps adolescent boys should also be targeted in public health prevention programmes.

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New research shows that both the mother and father’s preconception activity impacts the health of their future children. Thus both girls and boys should be targeted in public health programmes that aim to inform adolescents about the potential consequences their life-style choices may have on any children they might produce in the future.