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Associations between adult and childhood secondhand smoke exposures and fecundity and fetal loss among women who visited a cancer hospital
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    This may be due to Low DHEA

    It is known that smoking increases DHEAS, the precursor of DHEA. The same should happen because of exposure to secondhand smoke.

    DHEA is the active molecule, so increases in DHEAS may indicate that smoking is reducing DHEA. DHEA is known to be important to normal pregnancy-associated outcomes.

    I suggest the findings of Peppone, et al., may be explained by reduced DHEA in these women.

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