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Alcohol content in declared non-to low alcoholic beverages: implications to pregnancy.
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PMID:  20051610     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption in pregnancy may result in serious adverse fetal outcome. Non- or low alcoholic wines and beers may be a risk-reduction strategy to help alcohol-dependent individuals to prevent or limit ethanol consumption. The objective of this study was to quantify ethanol concentrations in Canadian beverages claiming to contain no or low alcohol content. METHODS: Forty-five different beverages claiming to contain no or low alcohol content in the Canadian market were tested for ethanol concentration using gas chromatography. RESULTS: Thirteen (29%) of the beverages contained ethanol levels higher than the declared concentration on their label. Six beverages claiming to contain no alcohol were found to contain greater than 1% ethanol. CONCLUSION: Pregnant women seeking replacement to alcoholic beverages may be misled by these labels, unknowingly exposing themselves and their unborn babies to ethanol.
Y Ingrid Goh; Zulfikar Verjee; Gideon Koren
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of clinical pharmacology = Journal canadien de pharmacologie clinique     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1710-6222     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Clin Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-06     Completed Date:  2010-02-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804162     Medline TA:  Can J Clin Pharmacol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e47-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Motherisk Program, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects
Alcoholic Beverages / adverse effects,  analysis*
Beer / analysis
Beverages / analysis*
Chromatography, Gas
Ethanol / adverse effects,  analysis*
Food Labeling
Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control
Wine / analysis
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