More evidence for fetal origin of adult diseases. Testosterone is not just about sexy stuff, but also protects brain, heart, and more.

Prolonged acetaminophen (paracetamol) use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys, research has found. Researchers say their findings could help to explain reported links between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and reproductive health problems in young boys.

“Prolonged exposure to acetaminophen reduces testosterone production by the human fetal testis in a xenograft model”. Science Translational Medicine, 2015; 7 (288): 288ra80 DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa4097