Research Articles about FASDs
This section contains a small sample of the research articles on FASDs that have been published in recent years.
Wherever possible we have included article abstracts and links to the journal publishers' websites, where you can usually find the article available for purchase. Some articles may be available for free download in pdf format.
If you come across an article you'd like posted here, please let us know.The titles and abstracts of recently published research articles are also available through our monthly email newsletter FASt Facts. Each month, FASt Facts highlights a small selection of recent peer-reviewed research articles on particular topics such as prevention, bio-bases, screening, diagnosis, & assessment, ethical, legal, and policy issues, and alcohol use.
Lifestyle During Pregnancy - Danish study on the effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy
On June 20, 2012 several papers were published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaeologythat discuss the findings from the Lifestyle During Pregnancy Study. These papers expand on findings first published in late 2011. Some media and news outlets interpreted these findings to mean that it is okay to consume alcohol during pregnancy. However, the study findings to not justify such advice. CDC states that there is still no known safe amount of alcohol to consume while pregnant.
The original articles can be purchased directly from the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaeology. As of June 28, 2012, these were available through the journal's online early view feature here.
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