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Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy May Affect Baby's Genes


Even moderate drinking may prove detrimental for pregnant women. According to a recent study, pregnant women are advised to stay away from alcohol, as it might alter the DNA of their babies. The study was published in the journal 'Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research'. Many previous studies such as the study done by Rutgers University found that binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change in adults.

"Our findings may make it easier to test children for prenatal alcohol exposure and enable early diagnosis and intervention that can help improve the children's lives," said lead author Dipak ...


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