Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 2nd, 2005
New research, published in the May 2005 Journal of Physiology, shows that cocaine exposure in utero has lasting and lifelong adverse effects on the heart in adulthood, particularly in males.
Lubo Zhang and colleagues at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California have been studying the effect of adverse intrauterine environment on fetal heart development and its lifelong pathophysiological consequences in the adult heart.
Using an animal model of the pregnant rat, they...
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