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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448061/grand-maternal-smoking-in-pregnancy-and-grandchild-s-autistic-traits-and-diagnosed-autism
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Jean Golding, Genette Ellis, Steven Gregory, Karen Birmingham, Yasmin Iles-Caven, Dheeraj Rai, Marcus Pembrey
Although there is considerable research into the genetic background of autism spectrum disorders, environmental factors are likely to contribute to the variation in prevalence over time. Rodent experiments indicate that environmental exposures can have effects on subsequent generations, and human studies indicate that parental prenatal exposures may play a part in developmental variation. Here we use the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) to test the hypothesis that if the mother or father (F1) had been exposed to their own mother's (F0) smoking during pregnancy, the offspring (F2) would be at increased risk of autism...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447568/age-at-menarche-in-relation-to-prenatal-rainy-season-exposure-and-altitude-of-residence-results-from-a-nationally-representative-survey-in-a-tropical-country-erratum
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E C Jansen, O F Herrán, N L Fleischer, A M Mondul, E Villamor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447343/impact-of-perinatal-exposure-to-sucrose-or-high-fructose-corn-syrup-hfcs-55-on-adiposity-and-hepatic-lipid-composition-in-rat-offspring
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Carla R Toop, Beverly S Muhlhausler, Kerin O'Dea, Sheridan Gentili
Perinatal exposure to excess maternal intake of added sugars, including fructose and sucrose, is associated with an increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes in adult life. However, it is unknown to what extent the type of sugar and the timing of exposure affect these outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of exposure to maternal consumption of a 10% w/v beverage containing sucrose or high fructose corn syrup-55 (HFCS-55) during the prenatal and/or suckling periods on offspring at 3 and 12 weeks, utilising a cross-fostering approach in a rodent model...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447138/-endocrine-disruptors-evidence-from-epidemiological-studies-necessitates-a-critical-review-of-model-systems
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M Hoffmann, S Gebauer, M Nüchter, R Baber, J Ried, M von Bergen, W Kiess
Endocrine disruptive chemicals (EDCs) cause adverse health effects through interaction with endocrine systems. They are classified by chemical structure, effects on specific endocrine systems, bioaccumulation, persistence in the environment, or clinically observable effects. For research of the complex mechanisms of action in the human body, only in vitro model systems have so far been available, that have insufficient high-throughput capacity, which makes risk evaluation more difficult. In addition, in industrial nations, living people are often exposed to mixtures of substances, with various effects...
April 26, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444119/spatial-variability-in-adhd-related-behaviors-among-children-born-to-mothers-residing-near-the-new-bedford-harbor-superfund-site
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Verónica M Vieira, M Patricia Fabian, Thomas F Webster, Jonathan I Levy, Susan A Korrick
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has an uncertain etiology, with potential contributions from different risk factors such as prenatal environmental exposure to organochlorines and metals, social risk factors, and genetics. The degree to which geographic variability in ADHD is independent of, or explained by, risk factors may provide etiological insight. We investigated determinants of geographic variation in ADHD-related behaviors among children living near the polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated New Bedford Harbor (NBH) Superfund site in Massachusetts...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444113/prenatal-exposure-to-fever-and-infections-and-academic-performance-a-multilevel-analysis
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Julie Werenberg Dreier, Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff, Per Kragh Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
Prenatal exposure to fever and infections has been linked to various neurodevelopmental disorders, but it is not yet known whether more subtle effects on neurodevelopment may exist as well. Therefore, we aimed to investigate whether these early-life exposures were associated with academic performance in childhood and early adolescence. Children and mothers who were enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort during 1996-2002 were included in this study. Information on fever and infections common in pregnancy was prospectively collected in 2 pregnancy interviews and linked with assessments of academic performance from the 2010-2013 Danish National Tests...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443508/nutritional-deficiency-in-early-life-facilitates-aging-associated-cognitive-decline
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Yu Kang, Yun Zhang, Zijuan Feng, Mingjing Liu, Yanhua Li, Huan Yang, Dan Wang, Lingling Zheng, Dandan Lou, Liangping Cheng, Chunjiang Chen, Weitao Zhou, Yi Feng, Xiaoyong Li, Jianzhong Duan, Mengjiao Yu, Shou Yang, Yuhang Liu, Xin Wang, Bo Deng, Chenghui Liu, Xiuqing Yao, Chi Zhu, Chunrong Liang, Xiaolong Zeng, Sisi Ren, Qunying Li, Yin Zhong, Yong Zhang, Jun Kang, Yong Yan, Huaqing Meng, Zhaohui Zhong, Weihui Zhou, Yanjiang Wang, Tingyu Li, Weihong Song
BACKGROUND: Nutrition is important for the fetal developmental programming. Nutritional deficiency in early life could increase the susceptibility to many aging-related disorders including cognitive decline. OBJECTIVE: Our study aims to investigate the effect of early famine exposure on aging-associated cognitive function. METHODS: We recruited 6790 subjects born between 1956 to 1964 during which the Great Chinese Famine occurred (1959-1961)...
April 24, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442444/hydrogen-sulfide-ameliorates-prenatal-cigarette-smoke-exposure-induced-impairment-of-respiratory-responses-to-hypercapnia-in-neonatal-rats
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Senfeng Zhang, Fang Lei, Fusheng Zhao, Xiang Yan, Wen Wang, Yu Zheng
The present study was designed to investigate whether H2S could improve the respiratory responses to hypercapnia blunted by prenatal CSE in neonatal rats in vivo. Respiratory activities were recorded with head-out body plethysmography. The results showed that during baseline, respiratory frequency (FR), tidal volume (VT) and minute ventilation (VE) were similar among tested groups; frequency of spontaneous apnea (FSA), not post-sigh apnea (FPA), was significantly elevated by prenatal CSE. During hypercapnia, the increases in FR and VE were significantly reduced, but VT was not markedly different, in CSE group; both FSA and FPA were decreased, although FSA remained higher in CSE group...
April 22, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440861/findings-from-the-families-on-track-intervention-pilot-trial-for-children-with-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-and-their-families
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Christie L M Petrenko, Mary E Pandolfino, Luther K Robinson
BACKGROUND: Individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are at high risk for costly, debilitating mental health problems and secondary conditions, such as school disruption, trouble with the law, and substance use. The study objective was to pilot a multi-component intervention designed to prevent secondary conditions in children with FASD and improve family adaptation. METHODS: Thirty children with FASD or prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) (ages 4 to 8) and their primary caregivers were enrolled...
April 25, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440816/influences-of-prenatal-and-postnatal-maternal-depression-on-amygdala-volume-and-microstructure-in-young-children
#10
D J Wen, J S Poh, S N Ni, Y-S Chong, H Chen, K Kwek, L P Shek, P D Gluckman, M V Fortier, M J Meaney, A Qiu
Maternal depressive symptoms influence neurodevelopment in the offspring. Such effects may appear to be gender-dependent. The present study examined contributions of prenatal and postnatal maternal depressive symptoms to the volume and microstructure of the amygdala in 4.5-year-old boys and girls. Prenatal maternal depressive symptoms were measured using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) at 26 weeks of gestation. Postnatal maternal depression was assessed at 3 months using the EPDS and at 1, 2, 3 and 4...
April 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438986/transient-enalapril-attenuates-the-reduction-in-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-prenatally-programmed-rats
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Asifhusen Mansuri, Ayah Elmaghrabi, Issa Alhamoud, Susan K Legan, Jyothsna Gattineni, Michel Baum
A maternal low-protein diet has been shown to program hypertension and a reduction in glomerular filtration rate in adult offspring. This study examined the effect of continuous administration of enalapril in the drinking water and transient administration of enalapril administered from 21 to 42 days of age on blood pressure and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in male rats whose mothers were fed a 20% protein diet (control) or a 6% protein diet (programmed) during the last half of pregnancy. After birth all rats were fed a 20% protein diet...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438148/maternal-blood-cadmium-lead-and-arsenic-levels-nutrient-combinations-and-offspring-birthweight
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Yiwen Luo, Lauren E McCullough, Jung-Ying Tzeng, Thomas Darrah, Avner Vengosh, Rachel L Maguire, Arnab Maity, Carmen Samuel-Hodge, Susan K Murphy, Michelle A Mendez, Cathrine Hoyo
BACKGROUND: Cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and arsenic (As) are common environmental contaminants that have been associated with lower birthweight. Although some essential metals may mitigate exposure, data are inconsistent. This study sought to evaluate the relationship between toxic metals, nutrient combinations and birthweight among 275 mother-child pairs. METHODS: Non-essential metals, Cd, Pb, As, and essential metals, iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), selenium (Se), copper (Cu), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), and manganese (Mn) were measured in maternal whole blood obtained during the first trimester using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry...
April 24, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437216/posttraumatic-symptom-reporting-and-reported-cigarette-smoking-during-pregnancy
#13
Sara L Kornfield, Marian Moseley, Dina Appleby, Courtney L McMickens, Mary D Sammel, C Neill Epperson
INTRODUCTION: Increased prevalence of nicotine dependence among individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is well established. However, there are limited studies on the prevalence of smoking during pregnancy in relation to prepregnancy history of trauma exposures and active PTSD symptoms during pregnancy. Prenatal smoking has been implicated in a host of negative outcomes for mother and baby. Given maternal and fetal risk, it is critical to define predictors of continued cigarette smoking during pregnancy...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436988/erratum-pre-conception-and-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-from-mothers-and-fathers-drinking-and-head-circumference-results-from-the-norwegian-mother-child-study-moba
#14
Luisa Zuccolo, Lisa A DeRoo, Andrew K Wills, George Davey Smith, Pål Suren, Christine Roth, Camilla Stoltenberg, Per Magnus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434427/prenatal-fish-oil-supplementation-and-early-childhood-development-in-the-upstate-kids-study
#15
K Vollet, A Ghassabian, R Sundaram, N Chahal, E H Yeung
Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which play a vital role in fetal growth and development. In utero exposure to omega-3 fatty acids is exclusively dependent on maternal nutrition. Previous studies have suggested that prenatal fish oil supplementation has positive impacts on child neurodevelopment later in life. This study examines the associations between fish oil supplementation both before pregnancy and throughout pregnancy and subsequent child development. Mother-child pairs from the Upstate KIDS Study, a birth cohort consisting of children born between 2008 and 2010, were included...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434222/isomer-specific-transplacental-transfer-of-perfluoroalkyl-acids-results-from-a-survey-of-paired-maternal-cord-sera-and-placentas
#16
Fangfang Chen, Shanshan Yin, Barry C Kelly, Weiping Liu
Currently, information regarding isomer-specific concentrations of PFHxS, PFOS, and PFOA in human placenta, and corresponding placental-maternal ratios (RPM) of these compounds does not exist. The objective of the present study was to assess the occurrence, and distribution of different PFHxS, PFOS and PFOA isomers in maternal serum, umbilical cord serum and placenta to gain a better understanding of transplacental transport efficiency and prenatal exposure risks. The study involved quantitative determination of isomer-specific concentrations of PFHxS, PFOS and PFOA in samples of maternal serum (n = 32), cord serum (n = 32) and placenta (n = 32) from pregnant women in Wuhan, China...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434134/pregnancy-outcomes-following-in-utero-exposure-to-lamotrigine-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Gali Pariente, Tom Leibson, Talya Shulman, Thomasin Adams-Webber, Eran Barzilay, Irena Nulman
INTRODUCTION: Lamotrigine is used in pregnancy to control epilepsy and mood disorders. The reproductive safety of this widely used drug remains undefined and may represent a significant public health concern. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of existing knowledge related to malformation rates and maternal-neonatal outcomes after in utero exposure to monotherapy with lamotrigine. METHODS: Relevant studies were identified through systematic searches conducted in MEDLINE (Ovid), Embase (Ovid), CENTRAL (Ovid), and Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) from database inception to July 2016; no language or date restrictions were applied...
April 22, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433422/postnatal-choline-supplementation-selectively-attenuates-hippocampal-microrna-alterations-associated-with-developmental-alcohol-exposure
#18
Sridevi Balaraman, Nirelia M Idrus, Rajesh C Miranda, Jennifer D Thomas
Prenatal alcohol exposure can result in a range of physical, neuropathological, and behavioral alterations, collectively termed fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). We have shown that supplementation with the nutrient choline reduces the severity of developmental alcohol-associated deficits in hippocampal-dependent behaviors and normalizes some aspects of hippocampal cholinergic development and DNA methylation patterns. Alcohol's developmental effects may also be mediated, in part, by altering microRNAs (miRNAs) that serve as negative regulators of gene translation...
January 3, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433421/strain-specific-programming-of-prenatal-ethanol-exposure-across-generations
#19
Daniel O Popoola, Michael E Nizhnikov, Nicole M Cameron
Behavioral consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can be transmitted from in utero-exposed F1 generation to their F2 offspring. This type of transmission is modulated by genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. This study investigated the intergenerational consequences of prenatal exposure to a low ethanol dose (1 g/kg) during gestational days 17-20, on ethanol-induced hypnosis in adolescent male F1 and F2 generations, in two strains of rats. Adolescent Long-Evans and Sprague-Dawley male rats were tested for sensitivity to ethanol-induced hypnosis at a 3...
January 4, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433419/disconnect-between-alcohol-induced-alterations-in-chromatin-structure-and-gene-transcription-in-a-mouse-embryonic-stem-cell-model-of-exposure
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Kylee J Veazey, Haiqing Wang, Yudhishtar S Bedi, William M Skiles, Richard Cheng-An Chang, Michael C Golding
Alterations to chromatin structure induced by environmental insults have become an attractive explanation for the persistence of exposure effects into subsequent life stages. However, a growing body of work examining the epigenetic impact that alcohol and other drugs of abuse exert consistently notes a disconnection between induced changes in chromatin structure and patterns of gene transcription. Thus, an important question is whether perturbations in the 'histone code' induced by prenatal exposures to alcohol implicitly subvert gene expression, or whether the hierarchy of cellular signaling networks driving development is such that they retain control over the transcriptional program...
January 11, 2017: Alcohol
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