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[Medical Independent] , Lynch, Priscilla Raising awareness of foetal alcohol syndrome and its associated clinical disorders. (08 Oct 2015)

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International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Day took place last month and helped highlight the current situation in Ireland. Priscilla Lynch reports

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy can lead to disorders in how the brain develops in the womb, as the placenta does not act as a barrier to alcohol. The amount of alcohol required to impair the foetus is still subject to uncertainty, as is the timing of alcohol exposure. However, according to Alcohol Action Ireland, what is clear is that there are no known health benefits from drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Current medical advice in Ireland is that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Item Type:News
Source:Medical Independent
Date:8 October 2015
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Subjects:E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy > Reproductive effects of substance use
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Developmental disorder > Foetal (fetal) alcohol syndrome
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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