Alcohol Consumption by Fathers Before Conception Could Negatively Impact Child Development

“In a paper published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, the researchers report that when alcohol-exposed male mice mated with alcohol-naïve females, the offspring displayed significant deficits in brain development. Specifically, the neocortex, responsible for complex cognitive and behavioral function, had patterning deficits. Although neither these mice nor their mothers had ever been exposed to alcohol, their brains showed changes consistent with a mouse model of FASD.”
University of California – Riverside News

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