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Asking Questions about Alcohol in Pregnancy (AQUA): Longitudinal cohort study of the effects of low and moderate doses of alcohol exposure on the fetus

This project aims to determine whether low to moderate alcohol intake at various stages of pregnancy are associated with negative health and development outcomes at birth and for young children at 12-24 months of age. The project also will investigate whether maternal DNA variations, specific dietary factors or other environmental influences can modify the impact of fetal exposure to low to moderate quantities of alcohol in pregnancy. A sample of 2,000 pregnant women will be recruited to participate in this project.

Project lead:

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Project dates:

2011 - 2016 (Still working on data)


Jane Halliday or Evi Muggli

Funded by:

NHMRC Project Grant (1011070)

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