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Evidence of a complex association between dose, pattern and timing of prenatal alcohol exposure and child behaviour problems

This 8-year longitudinal study of mothers who drank alcohol during their pregnancy looked at the impact on behaviours in children over two years old. Results reported low levels of prenatal alcohol were not associated with child behaviour problems, while moderate to large amounts of alcohol exposure lead to behaviour issues.

Authors: Colleen M. O‚ÄôLeary, Natasha Nassar, Stephen R. Zubrick, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk, Fiona Stanley, Carol Bower

Date: July 2009

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