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Relation Between Maternal Smoking and Children’s Low Birth Weight

dc.contributor.authorEljazwi, Khalil Hamad
dc.descriptionThe relevance of birth weight as an indicator of a newborn's future health is well established in the literature. Birth weight has been linked to neonatal and infant mortality [1], and, later in life, to intellectual impairment [2], and to specific morbidities including obesity, coronary heart diseases, type-2 diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, among others [3]. Low birth weight increases the risk of premature adult mortalityen_US
dc.description.abstractMaternal smoking has always been associated with a variety of different diseases some of which are Alzheimer’s, many forms of cancer and also depression and low BMI at birth. This report will primarily aim to discus the association between maternal smoking on their children’s low birth weight chances, and secondarily it will also discuss it here in Libya although this isn’t a major problem for us here in Libya because there aren’t many first hand Libyan mother smokers but a large percentage of Libyan fathers smoke in the same place as their wives so the mothers are considered second hand smokers, and second smoking is believed to be as bad or worse from first hand smoking. So this report will try to discuss how second hand smoking for Libyan mothers can lead to the giving birth to low birth weight childrenen_US
dc.publisherfaculty of Basic Medical Science - Libyan International Medical Universityen_US
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dc.titleRelation Between Maternal Smoking and Children’s Low Birth Weighten_US

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