Paternal contribution to fetal alcohol syndrome

  title={Paternal contribution to fetal alcohol syndrome},
  author={Ernest L. Abel},
  journal={Addiction Biology},
  • E. Abel
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Medicine
  • Addiction Biology
Maternal alcohol use during pregnancy is associated with a wide range of adverse outcomes for the child. Many women who drink during pregnancy also have male partners who abuse alcohol. Existing data on paternal effects of alcohol abuse during the preconceptual period and at the time of conception are reviewed. Epidemiological data offer some support for a paternal influence on birth weight, congenital heart defects, and some evidence of mild cognitive impairments. Animal data have demonstrated… 
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