Study Finds High Levels of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

  • Most studies of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) have been linked to heavy and/or binge drinking, especially in minority and poor populations.

  • Popular thought contends that drinking in Western Europe is more moderate than it is in the U.S.

  • New findings indicate that drinking levels among some women in Italy are similar to those of high-risk drinkers in the new world, reflected in coexisting levels of