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Smoking Damages Uterus & Fertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, January 09, 2013 | 0 comments

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Heavy smoking may lower the chances of embryo implantation in the uterus, according to a new study.

While it’s long been known that smoking impairs the ovaries, new research is suggesting that it may also have an impact on the uterine receptiveness.

The study is published online by the journal Human Reproduction.

Lead researcher Dr Sergio Soares said: "The fact that we see this result in a situation in which the oocytes (eggs) were donated by other women demonstrates that cigarette smoking negatively affects the receptiveness of the uterus independently of its effect on ovarian function."

For the study, light smokers were defined as those who smoked fewer than 10 cigarettes a day, with heavy smokers exceeding that level.

Another reason to quit, as if you didn’t have enough.


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