Philip May Describes Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol’s Harms

McManus R (Jan 25 2019) ‘May Describes Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol’s Harms’ National Institute of Health USA

“Most people like alcohol, especially the population in general who are now of child¬bearing age. And current norms encourage or allow alcohol use more than in the past two or three generations,” said May. “You just don’t know—maybe one or a few drinks a night during particularly sensitive times in pregnancy could reduce your child’s IQ somewhat. Repeated nights of drinking have been demonstrated to affect not only brain structure and development, but also are linked with a variety of behavioral problems. There is too frequently an attitude-behavior disconnect with a significant number of people today.”

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