*Japan Birth Cohort Consortium (JBiCC) used information from 28,219 pregnant women who participated in the domestic birth cohort to find that those who continue to smoke after the second trimester are more likely to have gestational hypertension than non-smokers. showed an approximately 1.2-fold increased risk of developing the syndrome.


Studies mainly in Europe and the United States have repeatedly reported that smoking lowers the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension.The mechanism behind why the effects of smoking are different in Japanese people, including differences in genetic background, remains to be elucidated. It is expected.


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*Japan Birth Cohort Consortium (JBiCC)

In recent years, along with the advocacy of pre-emptive medical care, ``overcoming health issues according to each life stage'' has been specified in the government's ``Medical Research and Development Promotion Plan,'' and has come to be taken up as an important policy by the national and local governments. . Therefore, the Japan Birth Cohort Consortium (JBiCC) was launched in February 2022 with the aim of promoting mutual and integrated utilization of birth cohort data being implemented in Japan. We mainly aim to share knowledge regarding evaluation indicators among participating cohorts, conduct integrated meta-analyses of participating cohorts on important social issues, and disseminate knowledge across Japan.

Our university is participating in this initiative through the Hokkaido Study on the Environment and Children's Health.

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