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An analysis of the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on growth: a teratologic model.
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PMID:  15095469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The association between prenatal exposure to alcohol and growth is linear, and effects have been measured at levels of exposure that are considerably below one drink per day. Thus, with respect to growth deficits, there is no safe level of drinking during pregnancy. Alcohol exposure during gestation causes growth deficits among the offspring at birth and during infancy. At older ages, however, growth deficits are reported in some, though not all, studies. Exposed offspring who grow up in more privileged environments are apparently able to make up their growth deficits, while those raised in less optimal circumstances do not. This means that there is an interaction between the environment in which a child is raised and the expression of the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. The long-term implications of growth deficits are not yet well understood.
Nancy L Day; Gale A Richardson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics     Volume:  127C     ISSN:  1552-4868     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-19     Completed Date:  2004-11-24     Revised Date:  2008-05-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235745     Medline TA:  Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Maternal Health Practices and Child Development project, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2593, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects*
Body Height / drug effects*
Child, Preschool
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Fetus / drug effects*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Models, Biological

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