Phosphatidylethanol and alcohol consumption in reproductive age women.

  title={Phosphatidylethanol and alcohol consumption in reproductive age women.},
  author={Scott Hallam Stewart and Tameeka L Law and Patrick K. Randall and Roger D. Newman},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={34 3},
BACKGROUND Fetal alcohol disorders are preventable, but self-reported alcohol consumption can be misleading and impede effective treatment. Biomarkers represent an alternative method for assessing alcohol use, and this study evaluated the relationship between blood phosphatidylethanol (PEth) and alcohol use in a sample of reproductive age women. METHODS Alcohol use was estimated by validated self-report methods in 80 nonpregnant women ages 18 to 35. PEth was measured by a contracted… CONTINUE READING

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