Antioxidative treatment diminishes ethanol-induced congenital malformations in the rat.

@article{Wentzel2006AntioxidativeTD,
  title={Antioxidative treatment diminishes ethanol-induced congenital malformations in the rat.},
  author={Parri Wentzel and Ulf Rydberg and Ulf J. Eriksson},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={1752-60}
}
BACKGROUND Intrauterine exposure to ethanol causes embryonic and fetal growth retardation and maldevelopment. Oxidative stress in mother and offspring has been suggested to be part of the teratogenic mechanism, and supplementation of antioxidative agents to the pregnant women may therefore be of value in future prophylactic treatment regimen. There is a need for in vivo experimental work in this field, and in the present study, our aim was to investigate whether chronic ethanol consumption… CONTINUE READING