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From the June 2019 magazine.

Alcoholism At Large

Fetal alcohol disorder in U.S.
A study of more than 6,000 first-graders across the U.S. found that a significant number of the children have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), with rates ranging from 1 to 5 percent. 

FASD is caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. Individuals with FASD may experience growth deficiencies, facial abnormalities, and organ damage, including to the brain. The effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the brain can result in neurobiological deficits that contribute to physical, cognitive, behavioral and social challenges throughout life.

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