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Prenatal ethanol exposure causes abnormalities in the brain, behavior that may be passed on for many generations

Prenatal ethanol exposure causes abnormalities in the brain, behavior that may be passed on for many generations

Soon-to-be mothers have heard the warning – don’t drink while pregnant. Experts have issued numerous statements about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as it can lead to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Now a new study finds that prenatal ethanol exposure (from maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy) causes abnormalities in the brain and behavior that may be passed on for many generations. Read more