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Round-up of respiratory disease and reproduction topics

NLC 2022
This summary features the most important outcomes of 4 separate sessions which formed part of the topic ‘Respiratory diseases and reproduction’. Fathers who are overweight before puberty, negatively influence forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC) in their sons (lower capacity), and a lower adult height in their offspring. No associations have been identified before the age of 30 years, the FEV1/FVC ratio, or in the maternal line [1]. Maternal asthma may be associated with several pregnancy complications. If expecting mothers experience asthma exacerbations, the risk of the baby being small for gestational age (SGA) and the need for a caesarean section increase [2]. Another interesting pattern is seen in pre-eclampsia; regardless of familial factors and confounders, severe pre-eclampsia is associated with the development of asthma in childhood [3,4]. To assess reproductive ageing in a...

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