Prenatal smoking may shorten telomeres

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It may come as little surprise but maternal smoking is associated with shorter newborn telomeres.

http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/prenatal-tobacco-exposure-linked-to-shorter-fetal-telomere-length/article/397911/

And here is the actual article: http://www.ajog.org/article/S0002-9378%2814%2900862-X/abstract

Not the ideal study design but certainly raises interesting questions.

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