Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
Penn study finds sons of cocaine-using fathers have profound memory impairments
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The findings of the animal study were published online in Molecular Psychiatry by a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers say the findings reveal that drug abuse by fathers--separate from the well-established effects of cocaine use in mothers-- may negatively impact cognitive development in their male offspring.
tags: drug use, drug abuse