From the January 1977 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Chromosome Damage

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If a father drinks heavily, he may cause birth defects or fetal death in his offspring.

F. M. Badr, a geneticist at the University of Kuwait, and formerly at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology in Massachusetts, reported: A clinical study at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester showed more birth defects in 52 families where the father was a heavy drinker as compared to...

-- Jean McCann