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1 in 10 pregnant women in US consumes alcohol: study

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A recent study shows that one out of ten pregnant women in America consumes alcohol and three out of ten admitted of binge drinking.

It’s been reported that the federal researchers have said that the around 10 percent of the pregnant women in America consumes alcohol and 30 percent are binge drinker.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there is no any safe level of consuming alcohol for a pregnant woman and it’s completely unsafe for the unborn.

An expert explains that use of alcohol while in pregnancy may lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and other adverse birth outcomes.

FASD can cause an abnormal appearance, short height, low body weight, small head, poor coordination, low intelligence, behavior problems, and problems with hearing or seeing.


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