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Despite warning labels and increases in evidence of the adverse effects of tobacco use, women continue to use tobacco products during pregnancy. Cigarette smoking has been linked to increased prenatal mortality, increased incidence of SIDS, reductions in birth weight, and disruptions in CNS and behavioral development. Animal model systems have critically(More)
Children exposed to alcohol prenatally suffer from a variety of behavioral alterations, including hyperactivity and learning deficits. Given that women continue to drink alcohol during pregnancy, it is critical that effective interventions and treatments be identified. Previously, we reported that early postnatal choline supplementation can reduce the(More)
The loss of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) from the retina or brain has been associated with a loss in nervous-system function in experimental animals, as well as in human infants fed vegetable oil-based formulas. The reversibility of the loss of DHA and the compensation by an increase in the n-6 docosapentaenoic acid (DPAn-6) was studied in young adult rats.(More)
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