Drinking moderately and pregnancy - Effects on child development

Citation
Jl. Jacobson et Sw. Jacobson, Drinking moderately and pregnancy - Effects on child development, ALCOHOL R H, 23(1), 1999, pp. 25-30
Citations number
27
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
ALCOHOL RESEARCH & HEALTH
ISSN journal
1535-7414 → ACNP
Volume
23
Issue
1
Year of publication
1999
Pages
25 - 30
Database
ISI
SICI code
Abstract
Children exposed to moderate levels of alcohol during pregnancy show growth deficits and intellectual and behavioral problems similar to, although les s severe than, those found in children with fetal alcohol syndrome. Researc h has begun to examine the extent to which these problems affect the child' s ability to function on a day-to-day basis at school and with peers. Findi ngs indicate that "moderate" drinking has much more impact on child develop ment when the mother consumes several drinks in a single day than when she drinks the same quantity in doses of one to two drinks per day over several days.