Drinking in Pregnancy ‘Significant’ Cause of Childhood Brain Damage

6/23/15–Sir Al Aynsley-Green, one of the UK’s leading experts in child health, is calling for stronger warnings on alcohol to alert women to the dangers of drinking while pregnant. Sir Al said exposure to alcohol before birth was one of the “most significant” causes of childhood brain damage. “Exposure to alcohol before birth is one of the most significant causes of childhood brain damage, learning disability, poor behaviour and even criminality, affecting up to one in every 100 infants,” he comments.

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