Fathers who SMOKE can pass Leukemia to their Son: Study
Researchers of the University of Bradford have found out that men who smoke go on to pass their damaged DNA to their children when they become father. This increases the risk of cancer among their children.
Genes (DNA) of the people who smoke gets damaged and there are high chances that these damaged genes gets inherited by their children.
Children become vulnerable towards developing childhood cancers, especially Leukemia.
"Because a fertile sperm cell takes three months to fully develop, fathers should kick the habit 12 weeks ahead of conceiving to avoid the risk," said Diana Anderson, one of the researcher at the University.
She added, "Smoking by fathers at the time around conception can lead to genetic changes in their children. These changes may raise the risk of developing cancer".
Researchers at the University monitored health of over 6,000 men for nearly four decades before releasing the result.
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