Mom, Smoking Affects Your Child’s Cholesterol Levels

Australian researchers have found that 8 year old youngsters of women who smoked during pregnancy had below normal levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL). This kind of cholesterol is often called the “good” cholesterol. Because cholesterol levels tend to track from childhood through adulthood, this difference could result in a 10-15% higher risk of coronary heart disease compare to those born with non-smoking mothers.

PositiveTip: If you are an expectant mother that smokes, do your child a huge favor and stop smoking now!