Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Drinking during pregnancy can result in a wide range of disabilities for children. The most severe is fetal alcohol syndrome. Dr. Kenneth Warren at the NIH says fetal alcohol syndrome has three major features.
Warren: The first of which is growth reduction. The second of which is a unique pattern of facial features. And the third characteristic, are a range of cognitive and neurological deficits.
Narrator: Neurological deficits include intellectual disabilities, speech and language delays, and poor social skills. For more information on fetal alcohol syndrome and the risks of prenatal alcohol exposure, visit www.niaaa.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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