Nutrition implications for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

@article{Young2014NutritionIF,
  title={Nutrition implications for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.},
  author={Jennifer K. Young and Heather E. Giesbrecht and Michael N. A. Eskin and Michel Aliani and Miyoung Suh},
  journal={Advances in nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={
          675-92
        }
}
Prenatal alcohol exposure produces a multitude of detrimental alcohol-induced defects in children collectively known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Children with FASD often exhibit delayed or abnormal mental, neural, and physical growth. Socioeconomic status, race, genetics, parity, gravidity, age, smoking, and alcohol consumption patterns are all factors that may influence FASD. Optimal maternal nutritional status is of utmost importance for proper fetal development, yet is often… CONTINUE READING

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