FASD-related research articles

FASt Facts

The titles and abstracts of recently published research articles are 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. 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. 

FAS Diagnostic & Prevention Network (FAS DPN)

The University of Washington Center on Human Development & Disability FAS Diagnostic & Prevention Network (FAS DPN) has a webpage with articles for download here.

Alcohol Reports

Alcohol Reports "is an international website dedicated to providing current information on news, reports, publications, and peer-reviewed research articles concerning alcoholism and alcohol-related problems throughout the world". You can find them here. They also have a email mailing list that provides a compilation of recently posted articles. 

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 Gynaecology that 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.

Responses to these articles:


Susan Astley, Ph.D. and Therese Grant, Ph.D.

Kentucky FASD Center