As Many As 1 In 20 US Kids Harmed By Alcohol In The Womb, Study Says


By Michael Nedelman, CNN

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More children have been affected by drinking during pregnancy than previously thought, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Up to one in 20 American kids falls somewhere on the spectrum of disorders caused by maternal drinking, according to the study’s more conservative estimate. But that number could be as many as 1 in 10, using another approach outlined in the study.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a group of conditions that may include abnormal growth and facial features, intellectual disabilities and behavioral problems, according…click here to continue reading