In Brief: Alcohol before birth: New studies

In Brief

Alcohol before birth: New studies

Published: January, 2007

Two new studies suggest that drinking during pregnancy may be even riskier for the child than most people think.

In one of these studies, Italian researchers found symptoms of fetal alcohol disorder in children whose mothers may have consumed just a couple of drinks a day at certain stages of pregnancy. Screening more than 500 first-grade children, the researchers identified those who were unusually small and thin or had learning and behavior problems.

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