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Is there evidence to show that fetal alcohol syndrome can be prevented?

This article reviews the effectiveness of prevention programs in lowering the incidence of FAS. The authors conclude that prevention programs have been successful in raising awareness of FAS levels, however this awareness has not been translated into behavioural changes in high risk drinkers, which the authors say indicate prevention programs have had minimal or no impact.

Authors: Majella G. Murphy-Brennan, Tian P. S. Oei

Date: January 1999

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