Scientists call unexpected danger male smokers

Ученые назвали неожиданную опасность курящих мужчин

Smoking men also affect the offspring through epigenetic factors, even across generations.

The Florida state University in Tallahassee, the experts learned that Smoking men affect the ability of his children and grandchildren. It is reported by MedicalXpress.

The influence of nicotine on the body of the father leaves a genetic trail, which negatively affects the cognitive abilities of the offspring.

Scientists conducted an experiment on mice. They fed males water with low doses of nicotine, and then studied their offspring. Born from the “smokers” of the fathers of the mouse revealed signs of hyperactivity, attention deficit and cognitive disorders.

Studies have shown that nicotine affects the sperm of the males, affecting genes. One of the “side effects” is the change in the gene that encodes dopamine receptor D2, which is responsible for the learning process.

Earlier scientific studies have shown that electronic cigarettes can change the structure of DNA.

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